" is a legal process through which a person's prior criminal
conviction is sealed, commonly referred to as being erased. After a Court
orders an expungement, the prior conviction is removed from the public records.
An Expungement that was not previously ordered by the court may still be obtained in a narrowly defined area of law. If the criminal act for which the person was convicted occurred during the time that the convicted person was a minor, and the resulting conviction was equal to or less than a misdemeanor
, the convicted person can ask the court for Expungement of his or her record so long as no other factors exist to prevent an Expungement under Wisconsin law.
The request for Expungement must be made to the court of original jurisdiction, and must be presented to the DA (district attorney) for agreement prior to petitioning the court.
The expense of obtaining an expungement solely depends on whether or not you decide to retain an attorney to file the expungement forms for you. If you decide to proceed without an attorney, the cost of the process will simply be the filing fees and any administrative costs.
If you want to consult an attorney about filing the necessary forms you will need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney, however, there may also be attorney's who regularly file for expungements on behalf of their clients.
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