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Are DUI Records Public?

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Wisconsin Criminal Records and Court Records

Wisconsin criminal records, including DUI convictions, are available to the public. These public court records include all past misdemeanor and felony convictions, as well as civil actions such as divorce and evictions.

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Drunk Driving Convictions and Background Checks

DUI Public Criminal Records WisconsinDUI convictions appear in background checks and on your public record, permanently. There are a variety of organizations and websites through which anyone can look at your criminal record. When a potential employer, school, landlord, property manager, or anyone else runs a background check, they will be able to see your past DUI charge. If you only have one DUI offense and the employer does not perform a thorough background check, it is possible they will not see it. However, if you are dishonest about it and they find out after hiring you, you could lose your job.

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DUI Expungement

It is possible to get your DUI sealed in certain rare cases. If you were under 25 at the time of the offense and meet other criteria, the court may grant your request to have your past DUI expunged from your record. Expungement means the offense is removed from public record and will no longer appear in background checks run by employers, schools, or others.

Contact our Wisconsin DUI attorney for a free consultation regarding drunk driving charges or expungement.

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By: Attorney Tom Grieve on 03/06/2020

Tom Grieve is a former prosecutor who now runs a successful Wisconsin criminal defense law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison. If are facing new charges initial phone consultations are free: contact online or call 262-786-7100.

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