Wisconsin May Give Young Offenders a Better Shot at a Second Chance
A bill was recently introduced into the Wisconsin Legislature to expand the availability of expungement. Expungement is the removal of certain criminal convictions from a person's record, and is available to those under 25 at the time of the offense. One the most restricting current requirements of expungement is that it must be requested at the time of the sentencing hearing. If you or your attorney did not requested it then, you cannot make a request latter. The new bill seeks to change that - and for anyone who is statutorily eligible past, present, or future. The Wisconsin State Bar gives an in-depth look at this bill, and its bipartisan support. Mastantuono & Coffee will continue to provide updates on this bill, so check back often.