Criminal Record Sealings and Expungement Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Have you been denied or lost employment because of an old arrest showing up on a Colorado criminal history background check and wondered if it could be sealed?An experienced and licensed expungement attorney may be able to clear your criminal record.
At the law office of Philip M. Smith, Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer, we can review your criminal history with you and determine if your situation is eligible for sealing or expungement.
When possible, Sealings & Expungement Attorney Philip M Smith can petition to seal adult criminal records and expunge juvenile criminal records. The process for expunging and sealing are very similar but each comes with its specific conditions. For purposes of clarity, let’s address Sealing criminal records.
Presently in the State of Colorado, criminal records can be sealed IF:
- There is NOT a conviction;
- A Deferred Judgment sentence was successfully completed and Dismissed;
- After ten years post sentencing, some minor drugs charges are eligible;
- Arrest records, providing no charges were filed.
- No offenses following a juvenile record
- Record originated in Colorado
The Process of Petitioning the Court for Expungement or Sealing
The process of applying for a criminal record sealing is approached with the primary intent to remove criminal records from the public eye. Law enforcement, FBI, and some government agencies will have access but will know the case is sealed. Once eligibility is confirmed, I begin the process of electronically filing the petition. Each case is unique and occasionally a Petition to Seal presented to the court may result in the prosecutor objecting to the Petition. This objection does not automatically mean the Petition is not granted. A Hearing will be held and the court will make a ruling. Objections are rare. Allow 3-4 months to complete.
Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer Philip M Smith will ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is completed thoroughly and promptly presented to the appropriate court for consideration. Finally, once the Petition to Seal is granted, all the agencies mandated by the court plus the most current reporters are notified of the sealing. I verify the Sealing has been recorded with the primary agencies so you can be confident your case is closed. You will be free and able to say with confidence your criminal record is clear.
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Filing for Expungement or Sealing
Evaluating the possibility of sealing or expunging a record requires court documentation or a Colorado Bureau of Investigation report. Filing requires a working knowledge of the mandatory jurisdiction requirements, appropriate petitions and orders to be filed applicable for the specific offense(s), filing fees, costs and numerous reporting agencies to notify once the Petition is granted by the court. Sealings and Expungement Attorney Philip M. Smith has successfully filed the Petition to Seal and/or Expunge, such as sex offenses, for many clients with Colorado criminal records.
Search Colorado Criminal Records
If you are interested in obtaining your Colorado criminal history, contact the following. There is a nominal fee for these records and they do require a credit card for purchase. If you would like a free and confidential review of your records, please contact my office for instructions.
Contact Expungement Attorney Philip M Smith
If you need a Denver Colorado criminal defense Sealings Attorney or Expungement Attorney to Seal or Expunge your criminal record, or if you have questions about Sealing or Expunging your record, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.