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  • 5.0/5.0

    It was a pleasure working with Josiah and Polanski Law firm. During the first consult, Josiah demonstrated a level of assertiveness, understanding, and creativity that reassured me that my case was in capable hands. Josiah was also incredib...
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    I was referred to Polansky Law and couldn't have been happier with the legal services offered. Josiah was an excellent attorney to work with, always responsive and communicative and willing to step up for individual's defense. He had a thor...
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    I highly recommend Josiah Cohen to anyone looking for a criminal lawyer. He was attentive to my needs, explained how everything worked, and provided me with various options to consider. Throughout the process, he was always available to ans...
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    I am thrilled to write this 5-star review for Lisa Polanski, the incredible attorney who represented me during a challenging legal situation. From the moment I hired Lisa, her professionalism, dedication, and expertise were evident, and I a...
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    By far the best results I could have gotten! Josiah Cohen was there for me from the minute I spoke on the phone with him in reference to my legal issues. The day after I had first spoke with Mr. Cohen I called to ask a couple quick ques...
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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.