Why to Seal Your Record in Denver, Colorado
Sealing your criminal record is an important step to moving on with your life after a criminal conviction in Colorado. Convictions and even just arrest records and court case records can make passing a background check more difficult, and prejudice employers and property managers will be less likely to choose you for employment or as a tenant than they would someone with a clean record. Our Denver defense lawyers understand the importance that sealing one’s record can have on their life and we are ready to help you start the process of Record Sealing.
Requirements to Seal Arrest and Criminal Records Without a Conviction in Arapahoe County
If you were arrested or have a criminal record in Arapahoe County that did not result in a conviction, you can petition your district court to seal your records if one of the following applies to your case:
- If you were acquitted (found to be not guilty)
- Your case was dismissed
- You were arrested but not charged in court and the offenses’ statute of limitations has run
- You were arrested but not charged in court and law enforcement is no longer investigating you in regards to the offense.
Are You Having Problems Sealing a Criminal Conviction Record For Controlled Substances and Petty Offenses in Jefferson County?
Sadly, not all criminal convictions can be sealed in Jefferson County. The time since the conviction and whether or not you have been convicted of any other criminal convictions since, will impact your ability to apply for Record Sealing. If you were convicted of multiple offenses from a single case, you can only seal your record if each conviction is eligible for sealing. If you still owe fines, court costs, restitution, or late fees after your case, you will most likely be denied your petition. If you are experiencing problems or have had your petition to seal a criminal record for controlled substances and petty offenses denied, make sure to speak with an attorney to find out why before attempting to re-petition at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Adams County Criminal Defense Attorney for Record Sealing
If you have any questions regarding your case and whether or not you qualify for record sealing, or if you are ready to start the process to petition your district court to seal your criminal record, call us today at 303-731-0719. You may only petition the court once every 12 months, so if you are missing critical information or have not completed every requirement, you will have to wait another year and pay the required court fee’s once again. Don’t let your record sealing be delayed in Adams County or anywhere in Colorado. We know every step of the process, every rule, and all the procedures you will face. We can help you seal your record, creating a better future for your life.
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