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Expungement of Court Records/CCAP

by | Feb 1, 2015

Request is being made by the Wisconsin Bar Association to provide judges with broader powers to expunge court records because the records are too easily accessible online and sometimes abused by viewers.  Currently, judges may expunge juvenile records and records of offenders under 25 who commit misdemeanors and low-level felonies.  The State Bar of Wisconsin petitioned the Supreme Court to adopt rules that would permit judges to erase records in an acquittal, if a case is dismissed, or if the minimum time for retaining the records has expired.  The basis for the request is abuse of http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl – CCAP records.  People are complaining that employers, landlords and romantic prospects are reviewing CCAP for non-legitimate purposes.  Discriminating against a person because of his/her criminal record is illegal in most cases.  http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/discrimination_civil_rights/publication_erd_7609_p.htm

Written by Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

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