Record Sealing and Expungement
Arrest records can follow you for the rest of your life unless you take action to have the record sealed. Under Colorado law, most criminal records of arrests and convictions cannot be sealed, but there are a few exceptions. Certain drug convictions can be sealed as well as convictions for petty offenses or municipal violations as long the court balances your need for privacy against the public’s right to know about the information in your record. The procedure is set forth in C.R.S. 24-72-702.
A guilty plea pursuant to a deferred judgment and sentence can also be sealed. Once you have successfully completed your deferred sentence, the guilty plea is withdrawn and the case is dismissed and, with few exceptions, immediately eligible for sealing. Every situation is different and to determine whether or not your criminal history or records can be sealed our firm charges a $100 consultation fee.