Overview Description

A record relating to a prostitution adjudication can be expunged if the person was a victim of human trafficking for the purposes of a commercial sex act and if the court determines that the person will benefit and society will not be harmed by the expungement. Wis. Stat. § 973.015(2m).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

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


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The court can vacate the adjudication and expunge the record, which means that the record is sealed and destroyed. Wis. Stat. § 973.015(2m); WI SCR 72.06.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed any time after the adjudication.

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