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 all the more important with respect to offenses committed by juveniles. 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.
Contact Us To Find Out If Your Record Could Be Sealed
If you believe you are eligible to have your records sealed, you should take action immediately. Do not wait until a potential employer, landlord, licensing board, or school needs to conduct a background check. Call us at 720-573-0539 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange an initial consultation about your criminal record. We offer convenient free parking, and our office hours are generally from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we make ourselves available to meet with clients at any time of day or night, and sometimes weekends.
We believe that people are best-served when their attorneys practice with integrity, including responsible and clear billing policies. You will find our fees reasonable, and we accept major credit cards for your convenience.