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Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be expunged in Wisconsin. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice. Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview  

  • Most juvenile records can be expunged after you turn 17. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request.
 
  • If you were adjudicated (found guilty) of prostitution for something that happened because you were a victim of human trafficking, your record can be expunged at any time. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request.
  Find a Lawyer If you think you might be eligible to have your record expunged, find a lawyer who may be able to help you. Some lawyers might help you for free, although you may still need to pay a fee to file the paperwork in court.   Court Forms and Resources If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, you may be able to file a petition on your own using these court forms and resources.

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Wisconsin Court Form: Petition to Expunge Criminal Court Record of Conviction – Non-Probation/Non-Incarceration (Adult)

Wisconsin Court Form: Petition to Expunge Criminal Court Record of Conviction – Non-Probation/Non-Incarceration (Adult)

November 19, 2015
Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin Court Forms: Petition to Expunge Court Record of Adjudication/Recommendation of District Attorney (Juvenile)

Wisconsin Court Forms: Petition to Expunge Court Record of Adjudication/Recommendation of District Attorney (Juvenile)

May 9, 2013
Wisconsin Court System

Wisconsin: Expunging Court Records: Helpful Information and FAQs (Juvenile and Adult)

Wisconsin: Expunging Court Records: Helpful Information and FAQs (Juvenile and Adult)

April 2015
Director of State Courts Office, Office of Court Operations

At the time of sentencing, the court can order that the record be expunged upon sentence completion if the maximum sentence for the offense is imprisonment for six years or less and the defendant was under the age of 25 at the time of the offense. Wis. Stat. § 973.015(1m)(a)(1).

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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).

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Any fingerprint record taken in connection with an arrest that did not result in a charge, or which was cleared through court proceedings, can be returned upon request. Wis. Stat. § 165.84(1).

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A record relating to an adjudication of delinquency can be expunged after the juvenile turns 17, so long as the court has determined that the juvenile has satisfactorily complied with the conditions of his or her dispositional order and that he or she will benefit from, and society will not be harmed by, the expungement. Wis. Stat. § 938.355(4m)(a).

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A record relating to a first adjudication for Peeping Tom-related offenses can be expunged if the court determines that the juvenile has satisfactorily complied with the conditions of the dispositional order. Wis. Stat. § 938.355(4m)(b).  

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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).

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