This legal office gives information on sealing records so you do not have negative impacts in seeking employment. A record seal in Colorado is when a person gets his/her criminal history hidden from public view. Once a criminal record is sealed, it no longer comes up on background checks. So a record seal can greatly improve a person’s employment prospects.
Record seals are not available to everyone under Colorado law. Offenses that may be sealed include
- drug crimes,
- petty offenses,
- municipal violations,
- underage alcohol and marijuana offenses,
- underage drinking and driving (UDD), and
- juvenile offenses.
The record sealing process in Colorado typically involves
- obtaining copies of past police reports,
- filing a petition with the court, and
- paying a filing fee.
If the court grants a record seal, the person can legally deny ever having been arrested or convicted of a crime (with rare exception).