Experienced Colorado Lawyers Help Clients Seek Record Expungement
Respected Boulder law firm petitions to seal criminal records from public
When your criminal record remains accessible through a public records search, it has the power to negatively impact your life for years after your case is resolved. The experienced Colorado criminal defense attorneys at Polansky Law Firm in Boulder help eligible individuals avoid the long-term burdens of having a public criminal record. Our firm works to have clients’ arrest and criminal records sealed and expunged. We carefully guide our clients through the process of preparing petitions, filing them with the appropriate court and attending any necessary hearings.
Supportive lawyers provide guidance on benefits of sealing and expungement
Colorado distinguishes between the terms “expungement” and “record sealing.” The difference is that expungements are available to juvenile offenders, whereas sealing relates to adult records. The main benefit of having your criminal record or arrest record sealed is that it will become inaccessible to potential employers, lenders, landlords and members of the public who may choose to conduct a criminal background check. This way, past problems are not as likely to influence your future.
Even after your record is sealed, it will remain accessible to law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys, courts and any agency that is legally required to conduct a criminal history record check. We can help you limit access to your records as much as possible, so you can focus on life’s next chapters.
Eligibility standards for Colorado arrest and criminal record sealing
You may be able to have your arrest or criminal record sealed if:
- You were convicted of a Class 4, 5 or 6 felony
- You were convicted of a misdemeanor, except for Class 1 and Class 2 traffic offenses
- You were convicted of a lesser felony drug offense that was later reduced to a misdemeanor following the completion of probation
- You were found guilty of a petty offense or municipal violation
- You were found not guilty in court
- Your criminal charges were dismissed
- You completed a diversion program
- You were arrested but not charged with a crime
Records of DUI, sex offense and domestic violence convictions are among those that cannot be sealed in Colorado. If you were convicted of a felony, it will not be possible to restore your right to possess firearms even if your record is sealed. The only way to restore those rights is by obtaining a pardon from the governor.
One of our attorneys will work with you personally to determine whether your record is eligible to be sealed and, if so, what the process will entail.
Contact a Boulder expungement attorney to schedule a free initial consultation
Based in Boulder, the Colorado criminal defense attorneys of Polansky Law Firm help clients in Adams, Boulder, Denver, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties to petition for record sealing and expungement. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call 303-415-2583 or contact us online.