Minimize The Harm Of A Criminal Record
Prospective employers, educational institutions, professional licensing boards, lenders, insurance companies and other entities routinely perform background checks that will expose an encounter with law enforcement — even if it occurred long ago and no conviction resulted.
There are many important reasons to seal your arrest and criminal record. At The Law Office of Mark T. Langston, P.C., we will research your records, determine whether you are eligible for this valuable remedy, and then take the appropriate legal action with the court.
Basic Information On Record Sealing Requirements In Colorado
“Record Sealing” is the legal process whereby one requests the court to enter an order sealing the publicly-accessible records of a criminal case that are maintained by various criminal justice agencies (the court, the prosecutor’s office, the police department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, etc.). This process is sometimes referred to as “expungement,” although that is not an accurate legal term under Colorado law except in juvenile cases.
Some important considerations regarding record sealing in Colorado include:
- If you were never formally charged, the case against you was dismissed or you were acquitted, record sealing is likely a viable option for you.
- Recent changes to Colorado law now allow for the sealing of the records of many cases that resulted in a conviction.
- Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, record sealing may require that you demonstrate that you have not been charged with any other criminal offense in the years since.
- If you are eligible to seal of your criminal records, the process can take several months, so it is important to begin the process as soon as you are eligible.
Your Resource For Reliable Counsel Based On Decades Of Experience
Boulder record sealing attorney Mark Langston is committed to providing sound, reliable legal guidance to every client. For a consultation on eligibility for record sealing or any other criminal law issue, please call 303-440-0856 or contact our law firm online.