Overview Description

Records relating to a prostitution conviction can be expunged by the court if the conviction was obtained as a result of the petitioner having been a victim of human trafficking for the purposes of a commercial sex act. Wis. Stat. § 973.015(2m).

Ineligible Category or Citation

This section applies only to convictions under section 944.30.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in court. For the specific procedure, see Wis. Stat. § 973.015(2m).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The records expunged by the court are not removed from the state criminal history repository. The conviction is not vacated or set aside.

Section 973.015(1m) does not apply to records maintained by the Department of Transportation pursuant to section 343.23(2)(a). Wis. Stat. § 973.015(1m)(a)(1).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.

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