What’s An Expungement?
An expungement is the process by which a criminal conviction is erased or completely destroyed, removed or sealed from state or federal record. In other words if a criminal record is expunged, it is, for all intents and proposes, either gone or completely invisible to anyone checking for a criminal record.
Unfortunately, expungement of your criminal record in Colorado Springs is not possible. However, those convicted of crimes may petition the court to have those records sealed.
Record Sealing – Limited In Certain Circumstances
Therefore, if you have a criminal record, it is worthwhile to see whether you have the ability to have your conviction sealed that employment and other opportunities become more open to you. Those whose offenses are considered relatively minor or amount to youthful indiscretions are likely to find that it is relatively easy to have their records effectively sealed.
There can be no doubt that having a criminal conviction in your background can have an extremely detrimental impact on professional opportunities and the like, because such records inevitably appear on background checks common to employment applications. Individuals who were never even convicted, but just charged, may also find that their efforts are hindered unless those records are eliminated.
Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer Jeremy Loew is prepared to help clients in Colorado with sealing of criminal records, whether juvenile or adult in nature.
Expungement Laws Change – Call Jeremy Loew Now
It is important to bear in mind that the statutes pertaining to the expungement or sealing of criminal conviction and arrest records change often. Because of this, if you are interested in obtaining an expungement of a past violation, consider contacting attorney Jeremy Loew right now to make sure that an expungement is a possibility for you.
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