Criminal Records Lawyer

Attorney for Sealing Convictions

Adult & Juvenile Criminal Records in Colorado

In cities in Arapahoe County, Colorado, and the Denver-Metro area, there is a court process where people may be forgiven for mistakes they made in the past. Depending on the type of record, charge, or conviction - and how long ago, many records, charges, and criminal convictions can be sealed from your permanent record. This doesn't just mean actual criminal cases, but includes:

  • arrest records;
  • dismissed charges;
  • drug possession;
  • lewd photographs on the internet;
  • municipal, county, and district court charges;
  • felonies and misdemeanor convictions

Being sealed means that only the Court and law enforcement can see the record - it is not available to the public, spouses, or employers. This can be a great benefit, including but not limited to, allowing you to have greater chance of success in applying for jobs and passing background checks.

There is a difference between sealing and expunging, and not all cases can be sealed. Examples of cases that cannot be sealed are:

  • Records pertaining to class 1 or class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense;
  • Records pertaining to a class A or class B traffic infraction;
  • Records pertaining to a deferred judgment and sentence for an offense for which the factual basis involved unlawful sexual behavior, as defined in § 16-22-102(9), C.R.S;
  • Records pertaining to a deferred judgment and sentence for an offense concerning Driving under the Influence, § 42-4-1301(1) or (2), C.R.S.
  • Records pertaining to deferred judgment and sentence for an offense concerning the holder of a commercial driver’s license, or the operator of a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in § 42-2-402, C.R.S.

The Process is Quite Difficult

And it often causes people headaches and confusion. See Colorado state law on sealing records here. Doing it without a licensed Colorado lawyer like Michael D. Evans can cause mistakes, which will prevent you from getting the legal relief you desire for at least a year(you only get to ask once per year). Using even the wrong form can bar your record from being sealed. So why take that chance doing it on your own? Mr. Evans has a proven track record and has handled thousands of cases. He has been featured nationally in publications and media including TIME, The New York Times, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, The Denver Post, Westword, The National Law Review, and many others, and knows how to get the best results possible - which has resulted in having many pleased clients with an A+ rating with the BBB, a 10/10 Superb AVVO rating, rated in the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Top 10 in Client Satisfaction, and recipient of the 2015 Client's Choice Award.

Submit an online case summary now so that we can be your advocate and guide you through the process. We typically work on a flat fee for these cases, which not only includes preparing all of the numerous legal documents correctly, but going to court for any hearings in front of the district court judge, subpoenaing witnesses, gathering records, and presenting evidence. Fees usually start at $2,500. However, the benefits to you for having a sealed record are immeasurable.

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We can assist clients in Centennial and all cities throughout Arapahoe County and the Denver-Metro area including Aurora, Denver, Greenwood Village, Englewood, and Littleton, as well as Castle Rock, Cherry Creek, Lone Tree, Parker, Lakewood, and Boulder.

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