2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 19 - Criminal History Records
Article 1 - In General
Section 7-19-103 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-19-103 (2022)

7-19-103. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Conviction data" includes records indicating criminal justice transactions related to an offense that have resulted in a conviction, guilty plea or a plea of nolo contendere of an individual;

(ii) "Criminal history record information" means information, records and data compiled by criminal justice agencies on individuals for the purpose of identifying criminal offenders consisting of identifiable descriptions of the offenders and notations or a summary of arrests, detentions, indictments, information, pre-trial proceedings, nature and disposition of criminal charges, sentencing, rehabilitation, incarceration, correctional supervision and release. Criminal history record information is limited to information recorded as the result of the initiation of criminal proceedings. It does not include intelligence data, analytical prosecutorial files, investigative reports and files or statistical records and reports in which individual identities are not ascertainable, any document relating to restoration of voting rights, or any document signed by the governor granting a pardon, commutation of sentence, reprieve, remission of fine or forfeiture or a restoration of civil rights;

(iii) "Criminal justice agency" means any agency or institution of state or local government other than the office of the public defender which performs as part of its principal function, activities relating to:

(A) The apprehension, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, incarceration, supervision or rehabilitation of criminal offenders;

(B) The collection, maintenance, storage, dissemination or use of criminal history record information.

(iv) "Division" means the Wyoming division of criminal investigation within the office of the attorney general;

(v) "High misdemeanor" means a misdemeanor for which the penalty authorized by law exceeds the jurisdiction of municipal courts;

(vi) "Interstate system" means all agreements, arrangements and systems for the interstate transmission and exchange of criminal history record information. The term does not include record keeping systems in the state maintained or controlled by any state or local agency, or group of agencies, even if the agencies receive or have received information through, or otherwise participate or have participated in, systems for the interstate exchange of criminal history record information;

(vii) "Nonconviction data" means arrest information in cases in which:

(A) There has been an acquittal, dismissal or annulment of verdict or plea;

(B) An interval of one (1) year has elapsed from the date of arrest and no active prosecution of the charge is pending;

(C) A law enforcement agency has elected not to refer a matter to a prosecutor;

(D) A prosecutor has elected not to commence criminal proceedings; or

(E) The proceedings have been indefinitely postponed.

(viii) "State" means the state of Wyoming;

(ix) "System of record" means any group of records under the control of a criminal justice agency from which information is retrieved using the name of the individual or some identifying number, symbol or other identifier particularly assigned to the individual. The term does not include records that are maintained only in chronological order or by numbers which are not particular to individuals;

(x) "This act" means W.S. 7-19-101 through 7-19-109.

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