When I was 27 years old, I had a disagreement with the person I lived with (in the state of Wisconsin). We had both been drinking and the argument escalated. Long story short, I got arrested and was charged with a misdemeanor. I was given probation and served that successfully. This was over 17 years ago and I have not been in trouble since . This misdemeanor continues to show on my record and every time my employer is audited we have to go through a ordeal to explain the situation and get a special waiver.
Prior to 2009 it was 21 years old, not 25 years old. And expunction must have been granted at the time of sentencing.
17 years ago, you had to be no older than 21 to qualify for expungement. It is possible that something can be done but do not count on it. If anyone promises you that they can fix it, they are very mistaken. This would involve reopening the case and dismissing or amending it. There is no statutory mechanism for this. The only way it can be done is with the prosecutor and judge agreeing. They are putting their reputations on the line by doing so. That is not an easy thing.
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