Record Sealing

Remove Your Criminal Record ◦ Colorado Attorney

Often, a criminal record can prevent you from finding employment or obtaining housing or ruin your reputation. Colorado law permits certain people the ability to have their criminal records sealed. Additionally, in some circumstances, the law authorizes people whose records were sealed to state that they have not previously been charged with or convicted of the sealed offense. Finally, some law provisions even make it unlawful for employers to inquire of you about sealed cases.

Benefits of Sealing Your Criminal Record

If you have been denied housing, you know how difficult it is to escape your past. In many cases, we are able to seal your record and prevent the public from finding out that your criminal record even exists. You will not have to worry about landlords doing a background check on you and finding a prior criminal offense.

Employers conduct criminal background checks on many job applicants. The computer age makes finding your record relatively easy. If you have an unsealed record, you will likely be denied employment. In this competitive environment, you cannot afford to leave a sealable record unsealed.

Neighbors can locate unsealed records and spread the word of your prior offense to others. It is very comforting to know that your past is secret with you as you move into a new neighborhood.

Travel to foreign countries is sometimes not possible with a criminal record. Once your record is sealed, it will be much more difficult for foreign governments to gain access to this sensitive information and refuse you entry.

Imagine your future. Imagine freedom from your past.

Improperly Reported Records - We Can Help Here Too

Not all criminal records can be sealed. Only those authorized to be sealed under Colorado law will be sealed. If a record cannot be sealed, you need it to be accurately reported. In many instances, our clients are overcharged with felonies and then ultimately convicted by plea of a misdemeanor. Yet their record still shows the felonies without showing what they were convicted of. You don't want employment and housing decisions to be made on an incomplete criminal record.

We are able to work with the courts and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to ensure that your record is accurately reported. Once this is accomplished, you will not be susceptible to misinterpretations about your criminal past. You will be treated fairly after background checks.

Your original charges will not be held against you as they are now. If you need a fresh start, contact O'Malley Law Office today.

Call or e-mail O'Malley Law Office, P.C., to schedule a free consultation with a Denver area criminal defense attorney if you wish to discuss your potential eligibility for record sealing - whether criminal charges occurred when you were a juvenile or after you were an adult.

Record sealing may be an option for anyone with a criminal conviction, particularly if his or her case concluded with a deferred judgment, dismissal or noncharge following an arrest. Other options for sealing exist. Applying to have your criminal record sealed is a complicated process and should not be attempted without a qualified attorney. An experienced lawyer from O'Malley Law Office, P.C., in Colorado is a valuable source of information in the record-sealing process. If having someone who shares your Christian values is important to you, ask to speak with a Christian attorney when you call. Contact O'Malley Law Office, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation with a criminal lawyer today.

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