Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

New Year’s Resolution for 2019: Clear Your Colorado Criminal Record

The New Year allows a lot of people to get a fresh start and move forward with their lives in a direction of their choosing. Unfortunately, people with criminal records don’t always feel that they have similar opportunities. Past arrests, charges, or convictions may turn off landlords, financial institutions, or employers who could help former offenders get that new start they crave.

What’s the solution? Getting your record sealed.

Studies from Stanford University show that the benefits of expungement and criminal record sealing outweigh the costs by [..]

How to Learn Whether or Not You Have a Colorado Criminal Record

Do you have a criminal record?

You may think that the answer to that question should be obvious, but many people have a mistaken notion of how criminal records are created in Colorado.

In this post, we’ll explain what causes you to get a criminal record, how to run a background check on yourself to learn if you’ve got one, and whether you can get your record sealed or expunged.

How You Get a Criminal Record in Colorado

First, let’s clear up the most common myth: you [..]

Do You Qualify to Get Your Colorado Criminal Record Expunged?

One of the most devastating consequences of legal trouble isn’t even mentioned at sentencing: long after all is said and done, you’ll be left with a criminal record that comes back to haunt you. For the rest of your life.

How? A criminal record can compromise many important aspects of your everyday life, including employment, housing, loans, higher education – even dating.

Fortunately, depending on the circumstances of your run-in with the law, you may qualify to get your criminal record expunged so that it will not [..]