Seal Criminal Records
Colorado has expanded our ability to expunge criminal records and convictions. NOW is the time to seal your record and ensure you are as employable as possible!
A new colorado law allows us to
Seal Your Criminal Records
Cases that we can petition to seal immediately include:
Cases that were dismissed
Cases with successful deferred judgment or diversion programs
Petty offenses or drug petty offenses after 1 year.
Cases that we can request sealing include:
Class 2 or 3 Misdemeanor Convictions after 2 Years.
Drug Misdemeanor Convictions after 2 Years.
Class 1 Misdemeanor Conviction after 3 Years.
Level 3 or 4 Drug Felony Convictions after 3 years.
Class 4, 5, or 6 Felony Convictions after 3 years.
Why Seal My Records?
If you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime, these incidents appear on your criminal record and are visible to anyone who conducts a background check on you. Having a criminal record can significantly affect your career and educational opportunities and professional reputation. These concerns are even more important juvenile offenses. No one wants mistakes made as a child to cost them important opportunities later in life.
If you have a criminal record, you should talk to a Broomfield criminal defense attorney at The Datz Law Firm about the possibility of sealing and expunging your criminal record.
Seal and Expunge: The Process
In Colorado, the process for sealing criminal records involves: (1) filing a petition with the court, (2) notifying all law enforcement authorities of your petition, (3) participating in a hearing where all interested parties can present arguments, evidence, and testimony, and (4) notifying all law enforcement authorities if the judge decides to grant your request. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Datz Law Firm can lead you through this difficult and sometimes frustrating process.
Sealing and expunging your record will allow you to treat the underlying criminal matter as if it never occurred.
If anyone (except a narrow category of officials) asks about your past offenses, law enforcement officers must respond by saying that there is “no record” of any offenses.
Does this sound like something you can benefit from?
- Sealing your records helps with future employment.
- We handle all paperwork and any potential court cases.
- Our Datz Law Firm attorneys want to help you move beyond past mistakes.
Ready to start the process?
Expunging your record erases all public record of your past history. It allows you to move forward with a fresh start.