Colorado Springs Expungement Lawyer

If you’ve ever been arrested, regardless of the disposition of your case, the record of your arrest is a matter of public record and will show up in a background check when you are applying for a job or housing, or if you are being vetted to run for public office. Arrest information is even made available on the Internet to the general public, where it can wreak havoc with your reputation. Even if you were wrongly accused, the fact of your arrest can come back to haunt you, interfering with your life in myriad ways. That’s why it’s important to find an expungement attorney with the background and skills needed to stand up for your rights.

Fortunately, Colorado allows records to be sealed or expunged in certain situations. If you are successful in having this done, any inquiry into your criminal past by anyone other than law enforcement will be answered “no record for this person.”

This is not, however, an easy process. You must petition the court to expunge or seal your record. This is best handled by a Colorado expungement attorney who is familiar with the complexities involved.

Who Qualifies For Expungement?

You may qualify to have your records expunged in these situations:

  • You were a minor at the time of your offense and we readjudicated delinquent in a juvenile court.
  • You participated in and fulfilled the terms of a diversion program.
  • You were arrested, but the state never filed charges, and the statute of limitations has run.
  • Charges were dismissed, whether dropped in conjunction with a plea bargain or dismissed outright.
  • You were tried and found not guilty.
  • The case was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea in another case.
  • Your charge was one of certain low-level misdemeanors.
  • You were convicted of certain felony drug offenses more than ten years ago.

Some records, for example, those pertaining to sexual offenses, cannot ever be expunged.

Experienced Colorado Springs Expungement Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney Steve Rodemer is a former prosecutor who is thoroughly familiar with all aspects and procedures of Colorado’s criminal court system. He is widely respected by judges, clients, and legal colleagues for his professionalism, skill, work ethic, and commitment to the needs of those he represents. He has an enviable track record of successfully expunging records of clients whose past involvement with the criminal justice system is a roadblock to a full and successful life, holding them back from the “pursuit of happiness,” that is the right of every American.

Don’t let a past brush with the law hold you back. If you live in or around Colorado Springs and are concerned about the effect that a past arrest or conviction is having on your life, call the law offices of expungement attorney Steven T. Rodemer to discuss whether you might qualify to have your records sealed so you can move forward without impediment.

What Do I Do if I Need a Case/Ruling Expunged from my record?

1.  In Colorado, there are a variety of rulings and convictions that can be sealed or expunged from your record for various reasons. The following are all circumstances that could result in sealing or expungement:

  • You were a minor and the case was in Juvenile Court
  • You fulfilled the terms of a diversion program.
  • You were arrested but charges were never filed and it’s past the statute of limitations. ○ Charges were dismissed
  • You were found not guilty at trial
  • The case was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea in another case.
  • Your charge was one of a variety of low-level misdemeanors, carrying a misdemeanor penalty.
  • You were convicted of specific felony drug offenses over ten years ago.

2.  If you meet one of these criteria or aren’t sure you do – give us a call to discuss your case and the likelihood of achieving successful expungement or sealing of your records.