Record Sealing Lawyers in Colorado
Our Boulder Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
Being accused of a crime—regardless of whether or not you are actually convicted—often comes with serious, long-lasting consequences. Once you have been arrested or have a criminal record, it can be incredibly difficult to secure housing, find employment, or move on from the incident. Many employers and landlords refuse to work with anyone who has a past criminal record, regardless of the circumstances. Thanks to the Internet, your personal information is readily available to future landlords, lenders, employers, coworkers, family members, and anyone else with Internet access. Background checks and reviews of court documents can reveal arrests (even if charges are later dropped), convictions, jail time/prison terms, and/or outstanding warrants.
In certain circumstances, it is possible to have your criminal record sealed and removed from public view. There are very limited situations in which this is possible, but having this done can help you move on from a past arrest or accusation and move forward with your life. Our Boulder criminal defense attorney can help you with record sealing in Colorado. With more than 40 years of legal experience, Barre can help you understand your options, answer your questions, and determine the right course of action for your unique situation.
Not sure if this is an option for you? Contact Barre M. Sakol, P.C. at (720) 999-9506 for a free consultation with our team!
Can Your Criminal Record Be Sealed?
State law limits the circumstances under which a criminal record may be sealed in Colorado. Generally speaking, you may not petition to seal your record if you have every been convicted of a sexual offense, have been permanently convicted of a charge (excluding some drug and municipal convictions), have not completed the terms of a deferred sentence/judgement, or the offense in question pertains to a class one or two misdemeanor traffic offense, class A or B traffic infraction, or a conviction for a violation of DUI or DWAI.
It may be possible to have an arrest or criminal record sealed under the following circumstances:
- All charges against you were dismissed
- You were acquitted of all charges
- You successfully completed a deferred sentence/prosecution
- Only an arrest record is present (no charges filed)
- Certain municipal and/or drug convictions
When you turn to Barre M. Sakol, P.C. with questions, our Boulder criminal defense lawyer can help you determine if this is a viable option for you. If so, we will help you navigate the petitioning process from start to finish. Barre has helped numerous clients in similar situations to yours, all the while working with the knowledge that each case is different. No matter how complex or difficult your circumstances, Barre can help you determine the best course of legal action for your unique situation.
Get started with a free initial consultation today—call (720) 999-9506 to learn more!