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Will an expunged DVO DC prevent me from becoming a police officer?

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 When I was 17 I threw water on my mom and she called the police and had me arrested.  I was charged with a domestic violence disorderly conduct in the state of Wisconsin, pled no contest, and was sentenced to a year of probation with the condition that upon successful completion the DVO DC would be expunged.  I finished the probation no problem and got my record expunged.  I was wondering if this would still prevent me from becoming a police officer or not?

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Need more information:


1. Was it hot water enough to cause an injury?


2. If not, why were you arrested for simply throwing water on your parent?


3. How old are you now?


4. What other crimes have you committed?


5. What is your interest in law enforcement?


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 1) No it was room temperature water.


2) Because it was a domestic dispute so they have a mandatory arrest policy.


3) I'm 19 now.


4) None.


5) I want to become a police officer, and eventually a S.W.A.T. team member.

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I guess my question would be: Do you have issues dealing with Anger?  


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 No I don't have any issues with anger.  I had been trying to make a point to my mom that she should stop dumping water on me to wake me up because it's not fun to have water dumped on you(plus I didn't need water dumped on me to wake me up).

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Are you aware that the chance of you becoming a SWAT operator is slim to none ?


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TheSarge says ...



Are you aware that the chance of you becoming a SWAT operator is slim to none ?



Bump.  Although I'm not a LEO, I'm guessing it may be time to pick another career.  DV convictions generally mean you can't be in possession of a weapon, therefore LE is out of the ballpark.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't expungement mean it's been removed from court records and is if it never happened? That is what I am thinking, but I've been known to be wrong.


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't expungement mean it's been removed from court records and is if it never happened? That is what I am thinking, but I've been known to be wrong.



Expunged means that the average person/business cannot find it.  Law enforcement still has access to it (so it can only be used once).  Domestic Violence is one of those things that Clinton killed a lot of officers careers when he signed the bill that said if you were convicted of it. . . .you could never be in possession of a gun (long or short).  He then went and made it retroactive so those officers that had been convicted before and were still working. . . . .lost their jobs. . . . automatically.


Not sure how a DV expungement works with that law.  Sounds like something the OP should take up with lawyer that knows that area of law.


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You cannot expunge a conviction. One must have a governor's pardon. Arrest records can only be expunged. To seek an expungement the defendant files a civil lawsuit against the government body where the arrest occured. I would imagine the OP received a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) in which generally anger management classes are required. After a year the matter is sealed. Law enforcement can seek this information for investigative purposes. I learned this receiving my Paralegal Degree and attending an expungement hearing which was a 10 minute process. I spoke to the judge and he informed me his signature orders the arresting agency to delete files which wipes the slate clean and the arrest record goes bye bye.

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If you've been convicted of DV you cannot purchase a firearm. Don't know about expunged convictions, but it's going to be extremely hard to get in to LE with a DV on your record. Expunged or not.


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It may have been taken off your record but LE will still be able to see this record, even Juvie records. Best check with the agency that you are considering working for. You are also only 19 so you have a long time before you need to make that career decision. You may not want to be a police Officer by this time next year. As for SWAT, nobody who joins a PD with that as being the primary job they want, usually makes it. This is not a reason to become a Police Officer. Becoming a member of the Department SWAT team is something that you are approached for by the current SWAT team members and if they accept you you will have to undergo some very intensive training before you become an active part of the team and still you will continuous train and practice, all in addition to your normal patrol job. You do not sit around the squad room waiting for 'the call'.

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Expungement does not mean something evaporates and disappears.


I good background investigator can find anything.


And about the SWAT thing. Uh, go get a G.I. Joe or the new Obama Spec Ops doll and live out your fantasies through them. You will never be a SWAT operator. Ever.


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Expungement does not mean something evaporates and disappears.


I good background investigator can find anything.


And about the SWAT thing. Uh, go get a G.I. Joe or the new Obama Spec Ops doll and live out your fantasies through them. You will never be a SWAT operator. Ever.



LOL, Sarge, you really need to work on your tendency to side-step the issue at hand.  Stop beating around the bush and just say what you mean!


OP, nobody calls the cops for having room temperature water thrown on them.  Long and sordid history there.  Start looking for another career 'cause this ain't for you.  Sorry.


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Railpatch says ...



TheSarge says ...



Expungement does not mean something evaporates and disappears.


I good background investigator can find anything.


And about the SWAT thing. Uh, go get a G.I. Joe or the new Obama Spec Ops doll and live out your fantasies through them. You will never be a SWAT operator. Ever.



LOL, Sarge, you really need to work on your tendency to side-step the issue at hand.  Stop beating around the bush and just say what you mean!


OP, nobody calls the cops for having room temperature water thrown on them.  Long and sordid history there.  Start looking for another career 'cause this ain't for you.  Sorry.



Yeah, that whole subtle-as-a-well-thrown-brick thing gets on some people's nerves.  Like the people that want us to tell them what they want to hear (i.e. that they have a snowball's chance in h*ll in LE).  The rest of us love it!


Bump!