Expungement and Record Sealing

The Broomfield expungement attorney at the Griffin Law Firm may be able to help you get your criminal records sealed so that, in effect, they will not be visible on any future background checks.

The Griffin Law Firm may be able to help you get your criminal records sealed so they will not be visible on any future background checks.

While you will have a criminal record if you are convicted of a crime, you can also have a criminal record if:

  • You are arrested for allegedly committing a crime.
  • You are charged with a crime – even if the charges against you are eventually dropped.
  • You are acquitted of the charges filed against you.

Having criminal records – even if they represent misdemeanor convictions, petty charges or unjust arrests that occurred years ago – can haunt you for years to come, particularly when future potential employers or others run background checks on you.

In such cases, seeking an expungement to seal your criminal records can:

  • Prevent anyone who runs a background check on you in the future from being able to see these records
  • Effectively make it appear as though you do not have a criminal record
  • Open up more employment and other opportunities to you in the future.

Who Is Eligible for Record Sealings?

Although not everyone can get their criminal records sealed, those who will typically be eligible will include individuals who were:

  • Never officially charged with a crime after being arrested
  • Never convicted of the criminal charges they faced because the charges were later dismissed or the accused individuals were ultimately found to be not guilty of the alleged crime
  • Juveniles when they were convicted although records sealing is not an option for those convicted of aggravated crimes as juveniles.

Additionally, people who will likely also be eligible to have their criminal records sealed include those who:

  • Have plead “no contest” to their charges and who ultimately complied with all of the terms of their sentence
  • Have been convicted of DUI, drug crimes or other crimes years ago and have never been charged with any other crime after that initial conviction.

However, in the event that a person’s criminal record contains convictions for sex crimes or violent crimes, he or she will not be able to have his criminal records sealed.

Having a criminal record can hold you back in life. Let the Griffin Law Firm help you seal your records because the mistakes you made in the past should not be allowed to destroy your future. Record sealing is one of the best ways to clear your name of any association with many past criminal activities. We are skilled at navigating the complexities of the legal system to help clients including sealing their records. The Griffin Law Firm offers clients more than 18 years of criminal law experience. Part of this experience is aggressively defending the rights of the accused for the past four years.

Contact Us Today

Let’s discuss your defense. To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options for moving forward, contact us by calling 303-280-1070 or by emailing us using the form at the top of this page.