The Many Costs of Not Sealing Your Criminal Record in Colorado

Facing a criminal charge can be a stressful experience. Chances are, you’re living in the moment, and your are concerned about how it’s affecting your life in the here and now – not how it can impact your life in the future.

The truth of the matter is that, in Colorado and all across the United States, a criminal record can have huge consequences for your life. Even if you are successful in having criminal charges against you dropped, a [...]

Why 2022 Is the Year for You to Get Your CO Record Sealed

For anyone with a criminal record, having a background check done to get a new job or secure a new apartment can be quite stressful. Background checks will show any criminal convictions and even arrests that have taken place, which can be a barrier for some people when it comes to finding a new job or getting a new place to live.

Thankfully, for many people, there is a legal remedy to this problem: record sealing or expungement. There are [...]

Best New Year’s Resolution? Erase Your CO Criminal Record

As you switch out your calendar and ring in the New Year, it’s time to think about your resolutions. How are you going to make a positive change in 2020? What will help you move forward in life?

We know the usual resolutions: go on a diet, quit smoking, hit the gym, etc., but if you’ve got a Colorado criminal record, there’s a more important matter at hand. Your history is probably already holding you back.

So have your criminal [...]

Working With a Lawyer to Seal Your Colorado Criminal Record Helps

 Whether you are convicted, charged, or even just arrested, you will get a criminal record. This criminal record will follow you wherever you go, making it difficult to get a job, rent an apartment, or do anything that requires a background check.

The good news is that some criminal records may be “sealed” or “expunged” in Colorado. Both of these processes essentially “hide” your record from anyone looking into your background. It also means that you are not required to [...]

Colorado Expungement and Record Sealing: FAQs

One of the most severe consequences of a run-in with the law follows you long after your sentence is complete: living with a criminal record.

A criminal record is not only embarrassing, but also compromises many aspects of your life, including employment, higher education and even housing applications. In many ways, a criminal record encourages former offenders to turn to crime just to make a living.

Fortunately, it may be possible to have your criminal record sealed or expunged. While, [...]