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Wyoming record expungement

Not every case in Wyoming can be expunged. A person has the right to petition the court in Wyoming to expunge someone's adult criminal arrest record. If you want to expunge your record in Wyoming, pay attention to following laws: 7-13-1401 and 7-13-1501. If you have juvenile arrest records, they fall under Wyoming statute 14-6-241.

Your records aren't just going to be sealed automatically by the state after 10 or 20 years, but you must file a petition with the court requesting the expungement. You must state the reasons you are requesting to have your records expunged, and if you have say in the petition if you have met the criteria that is required by law. The process can take between three months to almost a year depending upon the court and the severity of the case. The fees are more often than not in the range of $2,000 to $2,500.00, and that includes research, filing fees, the drafting of the petition, and any court appearances. If law is not your area of expertise, or if doing your own legal research might be a little too hard for you, a criminal defense attorney would be able to do this for you.

The state of Wyoming gives the courts the power to expunge on minor offenses on a case-by-case basis. The person petitioning must show that they have completed everything the court placed on them, including sentencing and all the terms of probation. The petitioner should also get a complete background check to ensure that they did not have anything else on their criminal record. Then, if he or she meets all of the requirements for expungement, he or she should petition the court for an expungement. The petitioner must give notice to the persons that were involved in the original case, including any victims and the district attorney. The court will then use its judgment to grant or deny the petition at a hearing where it will review whatever evidence is available. First-time misdemeanor convictions are expungeable if all of the criteria is met, including waiting at least five years, fulfilling all sentencing terms prior to application, plus any use of a gun during commission of the misdemeanor will exclude you. If you want your felony expunged in Wyoming, it can only be a non-violent felony in which the court has granted a deferred sentence. DUIs have the chance to be expunged if the judge granted a deferred sentence also. Wyoming's DUI law is very strict, so it is probably best to talk to an attorney before proceeding.

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