One of the quasi-areas of criminal defense law is a civil action to seal criminal arrest records. When a person has been acquitted of a charge, the charge has been dismissed, or the local prosecutor’s office decided not to press charges, the stigma of the criminal arrest record can still haunt a person for the rest of his or her life unless the record of the arrest is sealed by a court. A record of an arrest is never sealed unless a petition is filed and granted by the district court for the county where the arrest took place or charges were filed.
The criminal defense attorneys at The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. have experience successfully sealing criminal records in Colorado. If you wish to know what your criminal arrest record looks like in Colorado, you should access your criminal record online at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s website for $6.85. This CBI record is what many potential employers run to make decisions on future hires. You may run your criminal record here.
Our Denver Criminal Attorney Can Assist You Through the Process
The process of petitioning a court to seal a criminal arrest record in Colorado can be complicated and must be done properly or the court will deny the petition. This process involves investigating old criminal arrest records, organizing the proper materials for the purpose of drafting the petition, and properly filing the petition with the proper district court in Colorado. In addition, an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney can advise on the types of arguments to make to overcome the government’s interest in keeping the records open to public view.
If you wish to explore sealing a criminal record, contact The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. to discuss the situation privately.