Colorado Expands Record Sealing Law through HB 19-1275
All misdemeanors and most felonies are now eligible to be sealed from public view under this new law. This unprecedented development allows for a fresh start for many people looking for a chance to seal records from an unfortunate criminal event in the past.
There are some limitations or waiting periods for case sealing of certain felonies, so contact the criminal record sealing experts at the law office of Michael W. Moran, P.C. today to learn more about sealing records of your criminal case.
What’s In The Past, Stays In The Past
The effect of sealing your criminal record is profound, and extends well beyond negative social stigma.
All facets of your private and public life can benefit from sealing a criminal case from public view. Don’t let a past mistake limit your employment, education, housing, finance, or dating opportunities. Colorado Revised Statutes §24-72-702(4) allows you to seal your criminal record and move forward with your life.
Once your record is sealed, potential employers, insurance companies, lenders, and nosy neighbors are no longer able to pry into your past. You can confidently and legally check “No” to the ever present “have your ever been arrested or charged with a crime” question on employment, insurance, and finance applications once we have your record sealed.
Do I qualify To Have My Case Sealed?
In the majority of cases, yes. But before applying to have your record sealed, you must have all court costs, fees, or restitution associated with your case paid in full.
All misdemeanors including Traffic tickets, Drugs, DUI, petty offenses, municipal charges, DWAI, DUR, and domestic violence qualify for case sealing consideration. More serious felony cases will require the careful guidance of an experienced experienced record sealing attorney from Michael W. Moran, P.C. If you have paid all costs and fees ordered by the court in your case
Even serious, high-level felony cases can be sealed if the specified amount of time following closure of your case has passed. The majority of criminal cases will require a waiting period of 1 to 5 years, depending on the severity of your charge. If you were arrested and charged with a crime, but your case was later dismissed, or dismissed after a successful deferred sentence, you are eligible to seal your case immediately.
Every case is unique and needs the personal attention of an expert case sealing attorney to guide your record sealing request throughout the process. Contact the criminal defense law firm of Michal W. Moran, P.C. today to get the help you need.