Expunging Criminal Records

In Centennial, Colorado, and other areas of Arapahoe County and the Denver-Metro Area there is a judicial process where people may be forgiven for mistakes they made in the past as minors. Depending on the type of criminal charge or conviction - and how much time has passed, many charges and criminal convictions can be sealed and / or expunged from your juvenile permanent record (up to age 18 years old)or your criminal driving record (before the age 21). This carries great benefits, including but not limited to, allowing you to have greater chance of success in applying for jobs and passing background checks. Municipal, county, and district court cases can be sealed (juvenile adjudications a.k.a. convictions are always in district court).

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

  • You were adjudicated for an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior;
  • You were adjudicated an aggravated juvenile offender;
  • You were adjudicated a violent juvenile offender;
  • You were charged by the direct filing of an indictment or information in district court as a juvenile, and you received an adult sentence;
  • You have failed to pay court-ordered restitution to a victim of the offense that is the basis for the juvenile record;
  • Plead guilty to Underage Drinking and Driving (UDD) with a B.A.C. more than 0.05;
  • Plead guilty to UDD and are still under the age of 21 and the case is still not concluded;
  • Plead guilty to UDD and were convicted of a similar offense before the age of 21;
  • Failure to pay all fines and / or restitution;
  • Holding a commercial driver's license or driving a commercial vehicle.

The Process is Complex

It often causes people headaches and confusion. See Colorado state law on expunging juvenile records here or criminal driving 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 Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MSN, NPR, The Denver Post, CPR, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and many others and knows how to get the best results possible - which has resulted in having many happy clients with an A+ rating with the BBB, a 9.5 AVVO rating, and 2015 Client's Choice Award.

Submit an online case summary now so that we can start 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. Contact us now so that we can turn your life around.

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