If you are seeking a Wyoming expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Wyoming Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
- Wyoming Statutes allows expungement of a juvenile adjudicated delinquent for other than a violent offense, convicted or misdemeanor or violation of municipal ordinance. They may petition the court for the expungement upon reaching the age of majority if they have not been convicted of a felony since adjudication, no proceeding involving a felony is pending or being instituted against the petitioner and the rehabilitation of the petitioner has been attained to the satisfaction of the court or the prosecuting attorney. Similarly, a juvenile found in need of supervision to petition the court for the expungement upon reaching the age of majority if they have not been convicted of a felony since adjudication, no proceeding involving a felony is pending or being instituted against the petitioner and the rehabilitation of the petitioner has been attained to the satisfaction of the court or the prosecuting attorney.
- Under Wyoming Statutes, a person may seek expungement when 180 days have passed since the arrest, or from the date the charge or charges were dismissed for which expungement is sought. There must be no formal charges pending against the person when the petition is filed, and the petitioner must sufficiently demonstrate that at least one of the following applies
- there are no related dispositions;
- no criminal charges were filed;
- all criminal proceedings against the person were dismissed.
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
For juvenile records sought to be expunged under Wyoming Statutes, a petition to expunge must be filed with the juvenile court having jurisdiction over the records. Juvenile fingerprint and related identification records are to be expunged automatically as a matter of law upon court order when a juvenile is not found guilty of the subject felonious nature offense. Under Wyoming Statutes, DNA records are to be expunged automatically as a matter of law upon receipt of (i) a written request for expungement; and (ii) a certified copy of the court order reversing and dismissing the conviction or providing for expungement.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
Under limited circumstances, a person may petition the court to expunge/seal an adult criminal arrest record. The relevant Wyoming statutes are § 7-13-1401 and § 7-13-1501 . Expungement of juvenile arrest records fall under Wyoming statute § 14-6-241.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed? Does anyone have access to the sealed/expunged records? Are they destroyed
Expungement" means only the classification of the record maintained in the files of the state central repository at the division of criminal investigation, in a manner reasonably tailored to ensure that the record will not be available for dissemination purposes other than to a criminal justice agency of any state or a federal criminal justice agency, to be used solely for criminal justice purposes. The person may legally deny the existence of the records.
When a record is expunged, the record is not destroyed but removed from public access and sealed. Destruction is only authorized in the case of fingerprints and related identifying records of a juvenile not adjudged guilty after being detained on a felonious offense
Under Wyoming Statutes, shall expunge all identifiable information and DNA records in the state DNA database relating to the subject conviction when the underlying felony conviction is reversed and dismissed.
Fingerprints and other records are to be expunged when a child accused of an act which would be a felony if committed by an adult is not found guilty.
Expungements of records under Wyoming Statutes means any notation of the arrest, charge or disposition maintained in the state central repository at the division of criminal investigation, whether in paper or electronic format. Expungement will not include investigatory files of any local, state or federal criminal justice agency, where those files are being used solely for criminal justice purposes.
Are you eligible for a Wyoming Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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