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Expungement or Sealing of Criminal Records

In some cases, it is possible to have one’s criminal history blocked from public view, meaning it will no longer appear on a background check. If you have a previous felony or misdemeanor conviction in Colorado, or if you have an arrest record for charges that were later dismissed, it may be in your best interest to have these removed from your record either through record sealing or expungement.

Sealing a record in Colorado hides the conviction from public view. Once a criminal record is sealed, it no longer comes up on background checks, which can greatly improve a person’s employment prospects, credit worthiness and housing applications.

Offenses that may be sealed under Colorado law include:

  • Drug crimes and related offenses
  • Municipal violations or petty offenses
  • Underage alcohol or marijuana offenses
  • Underage drinking and driving offenses

Expunging a record involves the physical destruction of documentation. An expungement order is more difficult to obtain but offers a higher level of assurance that the record will remain completely outside of public view. Because the courts hold expungement to a higher standard than record sealing, the process can be more involved.

Contact Burnham Law today to learn how your past conviction or arrest record can be blocked from future background checks.

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JP
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