Wisconsin law asserts that offenders who are under the age of 25 are eligible for expungement if they commit certain non-violent crimes. When a crime is expunged, it is removed from the defendant’s public court record.
Unfortunately, last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that judges have no flexibility to grant expungement in the case of any probation violation.
This decision will harm many defendants. A criminal record greatly diminishes an individual’s opportunities when it comes to employment, housing and education.