Maybe you were falsely charged with a crime and your case was dismissed; maybe you were acquitted at trial; maybe you successfully completed a deferred judgment and your case was dismissed as a result of your hard work.
If any of those descriptions sound like you, congratulations! You may be eligible to petition to have the record of your case sealed. In Colorado, you may also be eligible to have the record of your case sealed after a period of time if you were convicted of a petty offense or certain types of drug offenses.
At Dolan + Zimmerman LLP, file sealing is one of our favorite ways to help our clients because it allows them to finally be free from the repercussions of a criminal conviction. Our attorneys take a thorough approach to file sealing and expungement.
The Benefits Of File Sealing And Expungement
The file sealing and expungement process provide real closure: The record of the case truly does go away. Once a case is sealed or expunged, it will no longer appear on most background checks; the police reports and court records are no longer publicly available; best of all, you are legally permitted to tell anyone who asks that there never was any such case at all.
Cases that get dismissed don’t just go away, unfortunately. Unless it is sealed, the full record of the case remains available. Even a dismissed case can have an impact on your ability to advance your career or education, rent the apartment that you want, and generally move on with your life. The internet has made court and police records more easily accessible than ever before. It is essential that you make sure that your record is as clean as it can possibly be.
High-Quality File Sealing And Expungement Services
All too often, law firms view file sealings and expungements as an opportunity to make a quick buck by farming the work out to a legal assistant, doing the bare minimum, and not really bothering to follow up to ensure that each and every agency, entity and individual with records of your case has sealed their records.
At our firm, however, we regard file sealings and expungements as one of the most important and satisfying ways that we can serve our clients. We do the work ourselves, and we promise to make it our business to make sure that the record of your case disappears.