Grand Junction Record Sealing Lawyers
Pursuant to C.R.S.24-72-308 any person in interest may petition the district court of the district in which any arrest and criminal records information pertaining to said person in interest is located for the sealing of all of said records, except basic identification information.
You may only petition the Court to seal arrest or criminal records if:
- All the charges were dismissed, or the Defendant was acquitted of all charges;
- There is only an arrest record and no charges were filed in a Court;
- The Defendant had a case that was dismissed due to a plea agreement in another case and 10 or more years have passed from the final disposition of all criminal proceedings and no additional criminal charges since the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings have been filed against the Defendants.
You may not petition the Court to seal arrest or criminal records if:
- The Defendant has been convicted of an offense for which the factual basis involved unlawful sexual behavior pursuant to C.R.S. 16-22-102(9)
- An offense was not charged due to a plea agreement in a separate case but 10 years have not passed since the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the Defendant; or
- A dismissal occurred as part of a plea agreement in a separate case but 10 years have not passed since the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the Defendant; or
- The Defendant still owes restitution, fines, court costs, late fees, or other fees ordered by the Court in the case of being requested to seal unless the Court has vacated such order; or
- The offense pertains to a class 1 or class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, or to a class A or class B traffic infraction, or a conviction for a violation of Driving Under the Influence, C.R.S. 42-4-1301(1)or (2).
Even if you had a case that was dismissed it will still show up on a background check, and can cause you hardship later on, from finding employment or that case information being used against you if you have another arrest for a different crime.
If you are unsure of what on your background check, you can run a background check using the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Records Check.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.