How Can the Tool Help?
- Easily and quickly displays your CCAP records for review
- Allows you to determine if you can remove Wisconsin criminal or eviction records
- Provides the correct form to file with the court
- Takes less than 10 minutes to get started
- It is free
The Importance of Accurate Records
Removing eligible criminal records can have a positive impact for people and their families.
- Landlords and employers can search criminal records in approving renters or in hiring people.
- This can lead to bias against people based on the current records
- Removing these records can increase theopportunities to get a new job or housing.
What Criminal Records May Be Removed from CCAP?
In Wisconsin, records eligible for removal from the Wisconsin Circuit Courts’ online public records database (CCAP) are those:
- When someone is charged with an offense that is dismissed
- Or for a case in which that person is acquitted
- Or the charge/arrest/case is older than two years
- if the charge is not associated with another chargethat resulted in a conviction
- or if it was read into the record by a judge that it should be removed from CCAP when a case was dismissed.
- For records that are not for you (i.e., mistaken identity)
- For safety reasons, people can also petition the court of original jurisdiction to remove their personal information from CCAP in a civil case if they can demonstrate that a potential exists for physical or bodily harm or a threat of harm to themselves, a family member, or a member of the immediate household.
Why Clean Up Your Records?
“Adverse online information can be a huge barrier for people who did no wrong, or were found not guilty or had the charges dismissed,” according to Ray Dall’Osto, a defense attorney at Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown. “Their opportunity for employment, housing and credit can be and is severely impacted when people look on CCAP and see this information, even when a case is dismissed.”