Juvenile Expungement Update
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently decided State v. Matesek.
The Court held that in order to be eligible for juvenile
expungement, the court must order at the time of sentencing that
the defendant is eligible. A defendant cannot seek expungement
after sentencing if it was not ordered at that time. Wisconsin
Assembly Bill 818 was previously introduced in the legislature in
February. The Bill proposed changing the law so that someone
convicted of a crime who qualifies for juvenile expungement could
petition for it at any time, including after successful completion
of his or her sentence. However, as of April 8, 2014, the bill
failed to pass pursuant to a Senate Joint Resolution. If you would
like to consult with an attorney to see if you qualify for juvenile
expungement, contact our office to make an appointment.