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, [...]

Old Marijuana Convictions: CO Criminal Lawyers Pushing to Erase Them

Last month, the city of Denver hosted its first free legal clinic designed to help Coloradans with old drug convictions to have their records expunged according to new legislation.

In 2017 (three years after Amendment 64 was passed, and one year after it went into effect), additional legislation was passed in an effort to offer some reparative justice to those previously convicted of low-level drug crimes that would be considered legal under current law.

If you currently have an old [...]

Do You Have a Colorado Criminal Record?

If you are seeking employment, a new apartment or home, or if you need to get a loan, there’s a very high likelihood that the people in charge of deciding whether or not you’ll get what you want are going to do a background check on you.

Why should you care?

Because background checks contain all kinds of important information about you. Personal information. Employment information. Financial information.

They also bring up your criminal record.

No big deal, though, right? [...]

A Criminal Record Can Destroy Your Life — Can You Get Yours Sealed?

Do you want your criminal record to follow you around for the rest of your life? Be accessed by the public? Ruin your chances of a normal professional and personal life?

If your answer to these questions is no, then you should contact an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney to find out if your criminal record is eligible to be sealed or expunged. Not every record qualifies, but it’s worth pursuing so you might finally be able to put [...]