Colorado Criminal Record Resources

Adult Criminal Record


Arrest Only

If you have an adult criminal record involving an arrest only, Colorado does allow the expungement/sealing of those adult criminal records.

You may be eligible to clear your Colorado criminal record if you were arrested but not formally charged, you were acquitted at trial, or your trial was dismissed. If your case was dismissed due to a plea bargain, you may file a motion for expungement 15 years after the final day of settlement and if you have not been charged with a crime for 15 or more years.

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Conviction or Other Disposition

If you have an adult criminal record involving a conviction or other disposition, Colorado does allow the expungement/sealing of some of those adult criminal records.

Colorado criminal conviction records may be sealed under limited circumstances.

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Juvenile Criminal Record


Not Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were not adjudicated, Colorado does allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

If you were arrested and released as a juvenile, your Colorado juvenile criminal record may be sealed under certain circumstances.

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Adjudicated

If you have a juvenile criminal record and you were adjudicated, Colorado does allow the expungement/sealing of those juvenile criminal records.

All but serious violent offenses are eligible for expungement from your Colorado juvenile criminal record.

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Pardon & Other Relief

If you are not eligible to have your Colorado criminal record expunged/sealed, you still may be eligible for a pardon or other relief.

The Colorado Constitution, Article IV, Section 7, provides the Governor the power to grant pardons after conviction as follows:

“The governor shall have the power to grant …pardons after conviction for all offenses except treason, and except in case of impeachment, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons…”

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