Don’t Let Your Past Hurt Your Future

Having a criminal record in Colorado can really hold you back in life. When you’re charged, convicted, or only arrested, a criminal record is created with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and housed in their Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS). Colorado then makes its criminal records accessible to the public and corporations via an online database maintained by a private company.

This can make getting the job you want seem impossible. It can make living where you want out of reach. You may even have had some of your constitutional rights revoked like voting or owning a gun. Even though you’ve completed your sentence and moved on, mistakes from your past can follow you around for the rest of your life. Thankfully, Colorado law provides a way for many to expunge arrests and convictions, particularly since the passage of its new expungement laws in HB 1275

Know Your Options

Colorado generally allows quite a few people to seal arrest records, misdemeanor convictions, and felony convictions. However, Colorado makes restoring your firearm rights very difficult, as the only current method is a governor’s pardon.

  • Colorado Arrest Record Sealing


    Sealing Arrest Records in Colorado

    When you seal an arrest record in Colorado, it will no longer be available to the public, will not show up in a background check, and allows you to legally state that the arrest never occurred. Certain criminal justice agencies may access sealed records, but you may legally state that you were never arrested.

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  • Colorado Conviction Record Sealing


    Sealing Colorado Convictions

    Sealing a Colorado misdemeanor or felony conviction makes the sealed conviction inaccessible to the public, allowing you to pass background checks and legally state that the conviction never occurred. Certain criminal justice agencies may access sealed records, but you may legally state that you have not been convicted of the sealed conviction.

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This Information is for You

Since the majority of people reading this aren’t lawyers, we’ve tried to simplify the legal jargon on our website, so regular people may follow along and get the information needed to understand their rights. However, before we get started, we should be clear that some of this information can get complicated, and, in many cases, it’s best to seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer.

To help you understand your rights, our lawyers have developed a tool that can be helpful in figuring out your options. This tool can’t be perfectly accurate in every situation, but our lawyers have invested substantial time and resources working to make it as accurate as possible.

You can get started by using our Secure Eligibility Test, or you can give us a call at (844) 947-3732 to see if our legal staff is available for a free consultation. Be aware that our staff is often busy with current clients and a high volume of calls and appointments. If you’re serious about getting rid of your record, your best bet is to take our secure, confidential Eligibility Test and then schedule an appointment to discuss your results and options.

Legal Effects of Record Sealing and Expungement

  • How will sealing a Colorado criminal record help me get a job?


    Record sealing is Colorado’s best available option to improve your chances of getting a job with a misdemeanor or felony convictions on your record. If the court orders your conviction sealed, it will no longer be available to the public or appear in most background checks for employment.

    If your conviction is sealed, you may legally state that you have not been convicted of a crime under Colorado law, and criminal justice agencies are required to state that the sealed records do not exist. However, certain criminal justice agencies may access sealed records for limited purposes, and the Colorado State Bar may access sealed records when admitting attorneys for practice.

  • Will sealing a Colorado criminal record restore my Second Amendment rights?


    Unfortunately, sealing criminal records in Colorado will have no effect on your firearm rights. Under current Colorado law, the only way to restore your firearm rights is to get a pardon from the Governor of Colorado.

What You Need to Do to Get Rid of Your Record

If you are tired of having a criminal record hold you back, reach out to us by taking our Secure Eligibility Test or by giving us a call at (844) 947-3732. Our law firm has helped thousands of people with criminal records move on in life, leaving many of the negative effects of a criminal record behind. Our experienced attorneys and legal staff are here to help you figure out what criminal record clearing services best fit your needs, and then help you accomplish your goals. Using our secure, confidential Eligibility Test is the best way to get the process started.

Some of the potential benefits of expunging your criminal record in Colorado include:

  • Removing a finding of guilt from your criminal record to help you get a better job
  • Becoming eligible for professional licenses you previously did not qualify for
  • Restoring your Second Amendment Right to bear arms
  • No longer being treated as a felon
  • Increased eligibility for student loans, housing assistance, and government programs
  • Improving your ability to obtain higher-paying job opportunities
  • Improving access and admission to college and other educational resources

There are numerous requirements discussed in our Colorado resources, but the main requirements to expunge your record are that you’ve completed your sentence, your conviction was not for a disqualifying offense, you have satisfied the relevant waiting period, and that your criminal history isn’t too extensive.

To move forward, it’s important to determine what Colorado criminal record services are available to you, and then select the services that will provide the greatest benefit. Our firm is here to help you navigate this very specific area of Colorado criminal law, fight to protect your rights, and assist you in moving forward in life without the effects of a Colorado criminal record.