Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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 [..]