MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- People convicted of low-level offenses in Wisconsin are getting a chance to expunge their record.
The free expungement clinic at the Urban League of Greater Madison allowed those convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors a chance to clear their records, which can be a roadblock to jobs and housing. Volunteer attorneys helped people determine if past offenses, such as minor drug possession or forgery, can be removed from public databases.
Wisconsin law allows certain offenses to be expunged if the offender was younger than 25, sentenced before June 30, 2009, and completed their sentence.
Expungement must also be ordered at the time of sentencing.