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What are Wyoming Criminal Records?
Criminal records provide a detailed official overview of the subject’s criminal history. Also known as a rap sheet, it's assembled and compiled from courts, correctional facilities and other local and state departments. It contains records of arrests, convictions, and incarcerations. While the standard for criminal record collection and storage varies from county to county, the majority of records are organized in a central repository managed by the Wyoming State Police.
The amount of criminal records information presented on StateRecords.org may vary from individual to individual. This is because different sources often have non-standardized state level protocols, storage classifications, requirements, organization and digitization processes.
What’s contained in a Criminal Record?
Most criminal records provide general information such as the:
- Subject’s name and any known aliases
- Physical descriptors
What is a Wyoming Arrest Record?
An arrest record contains information of persons taken from any location and transported or transferred into the custody law enforcement agency within their facilities or building. An arrest does not always result in a criminal charge because in some cases, an arrest may be made to further investigation or at the conclusion of the investigation with sufficient evidence pointing at the alleged offender. Law enforcement agencies are required to convince the court that they have reasonable grounds to believe the arrestee is involved in a criminal offense.
What is a Wyoming Arrest Warrant?
An arrest warrant is an authority given to law enforcement to carry out an arrest and take a person named, described or declared wanted into their custody. Once arrested, the civil liberty of the arrestee becomes immediately limited. They may be legally held or confined by law enforcement officers. An arrest warrant may contain the name, race, physical description, date of birth, and other relevant information that may assist law enforcement agents to confirm and apprehend the right person.
What are Wyoming Misdemeanors?
A misdemeanor is generally less severe than felonies. Like felonies, misdemeanor charges are categorized into classes to describe the severity of the alleged crime.
- Class A misdemeanors carry penalties of up to 1-year incarceration and up to $2300 in fine
- Class B misdemeanors carry up to 6 months term of incarceration and $750 fine.
- Certain misdemeanors may not fall under Class A or Class B. Those result in penalties that may be considered less stiff with the possibility or of a maximum of 30 days in confinement and a fine of up to $575
What are Felonies in Wyoming?
A felony is a crime considered particularly serious under the common law system. Felonies and misdemeanors are both punishable crimes, but they differ on seriousness, if it was a violent activity, and thus posterior punishment. According to the Wyoming Criminal Code of 1982, a felony is a crime which may be punished by death or by imprisonment for more than one year. All other crimes are considered misdemeanors.
Felonies in Wyoming can also be punished with a fine, with the maximum one being $10,000.00. Any person charged with a felony charge in Wyoming is instantly forbidden from being an elector, juror, or to hold any office of honor unless their conviction is reversed or annulled. Either way, their name would permantly stay on the Wyoming Felony Records.
Possession of drugs is considered a felony in Wyoming when the amount is more than 3oz, and can result in 5 years of prison time and a fine of up to $10,000.00 dollars.
What is the Wyoming Sex Offender Listing?
A sex offender registry contains information on persons who have been convicted of sexually related crimes. Wyoming law mandates that such persons register their personal data and other information for the purpose of notifying people within their community, neighborhood and the general public. The state requires sex offenders to register solely for the purpose of ensuring public safety and preventing repeat sexual offenses. Information contained in sex offender registry may include
- Names and aliases of offender
- Physical description
- Description of sexual offense
- Date of conviction
What is a Serious Traffic Offense Wyoming?
A serious traffic offense is more severe than a violation and often results in dire consequences such as causing bodily harm, damage to property and even death. It involves a breach of the traffic laws such that the offender may suffer repercussions not usually associated with traffic violations, including very heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, suspension or cancellation of license, high points on driving records and in extreme circumstances, such as causing the death of another(vehicular manslaughter).
The Wyoming Division of Motor Vehicles is charged with the responsibility of maintaining records of traffic offenses and consider the records in issuing and revoking driver’s and other operator’s licenses for their renewal. Most Traffic offenses are driving-related or moving offenses including:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Dangerous driving while fleeing from law enforcement officers
- Causing death or bodily harm
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
- Driving with revoked or suspended license
Wyoming Conviction Records
A conviction record reflects the final decision of a court or jury on the criminal charges against a person before the trial court. A conviction record will appear on a person’s criminal records once they have been declared guilty of a crime by a judge or jury after a trial, declared guilty after entering a nolo contendere plea or pleaded guilty to the offense for which they were charged.
What are Wyoming Jail and Inmate Records?
Inmate and jail records are official information on persons incarcerated or held in custody of criminal correctional facilities or criminal rehabilitation centers following a court sentence and penalty for crimes for which they were convicted or being held. Inmates are usually held in prisons under the administration of the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Jail records may be held by local law enforcement agencies and described as jail rosters or inmate listings.
What are Wyoming Parole Records?
Wyoming parole records provide information on persons who have been considered for early release from a prison sentence by the Wyoming Parole Board after serving a portion of the sentenced term. Considerations for early release include the rehabilitation of the offender and the reasonable chance that they will be law-abiding and pose no criminal risk or danger to themselves and the community. Parole is a form of supervision, and the parolee must abide by the terms and conditions of parole stipulated by the Board to remain free from incarceration.
Parole is essentially the trust of the court that a convicted criminal will behave responsibly and not break any laws while granted their freedom. It is also a chance for the inmate to prove they have been rehabilitated, and are eligible for early release. This is meant to act as an incentive for long-term inmates to act accordingly.
What are Wyoming Probation Records?
Probation records contain information on the sentence of the court, suspending or canceling a possibility of jail or prison time. For instance, a person who has been sentenced to probation instead of jail time of up to three months may remain within the community and serve their sentence, unless they violate the terms and conditions of that probation, and may then be required to serve the suspended jail time of 3 months.
Probation is granted in accordance with Wyoming Laws and based on a pre-sentence investigation report which helps guide the sentencing court on the appropriate sentence or alternative order with regards to the defendant’s case.
Probation in Wyoming is separated into different levels of supervision from level 1 to level 4 and level 5 supervision being people remanded in jail. The level of supervision imposed on an offender may depend on the gravity of the offense committed and the criminal history of the offender. Supervision is also a joint effort between the judiciary and the Bureau of Community Supervision under the Adult Community Corrections Boards.
Offenders under level 1 are the least supervised under the least restrictions and are usually first time offenders who are low-risk re-offenders. They may be required to make restitution and /or pay a fine. Level 1v probationers are usually under house arrest with electronic monitoring, direct surveillance or residential treatment center.
What are Wyoming Juvenile Criminal Records?
Juvenile criminal records are documents containing details and information on criminal behavior, activities of persons considered youths in Wyoming and the consequences dealt out to them by a family court or a Superior court in Wyoming.
Persons below the age of 18 are not considered criminals under Wyoming laws, rather, they are adjudicated delinquents or not adjudicated delinquents and therefore have no criminal conviction records.
The aim of the family court is to rehabilitate juveniles, which are described as amenable. Unless the family court believes the youth is not amenable or they have committed serious crimes such as murder, rape, kidnapping, they may be transferred to the Superior court to be tried as an adult.
Juvenile records including arrests, charges, and adjudications remain on the youth’s record even after they have turned 18. They must formally apply for an expungement, if they are eligible, to have the juvenile records removed. Once an expungement order is granted by the court, the Bureau of Identification is notified and all arrest records, police, court and electronic records relating to the adjudication of the juvenile are put in the care of the Bureau to ensure it remains sealed with no chance of its release, except as permitted by the law.