Colorado Juvenile Expungement of Criminal Records Attorney
Expungement of a juvenile criminal record is unique to an adult criminal record Sealing. If a juvenile’s record is expunged, under most circumstances, the record is completely erased and the information is no longer available to anyone except law enforcement. Colorado statute prohibits giving an expunged record to the United States military. A juvenile criminal record can negatively impact college applications, federal financial aid applications or eligibility for participation in college sports. Juvenile adjudications of felonies will also prohibit purchase and possession of a firearm as an adult.
Records of juvenile delinquency are not expunged automatically by the courts. A formal application must be filed with the court that entered the adjudication. Because one can petition for expungement only once every 12 months, it is important to get it right the first time.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney • Denver, Colorado
Juvenile Record Expungement
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I have over four decades of legal experience, half of that time as a District Attorney. I have also been a judge. I have successfully obtained many juvenile expungements.
The expungement statute was revised in 2019. All waiting periods for filing a petition to expunge juvenile records have been eliminated.
Municipal records relating to minors are required to be expunged 42 days after completion of the sentence if the prosecutor does not object. If there is an objection, a hearing is required.
State court juvenile records of adjudication (conviction) are to be expunged if the adjudication was not for an aggravated or violent juvenile offender. Also excluded are homicides, sex offenses and traffic offenses.
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Attorney Philip M. Smith
The petition process can be intimidating and the rules can be confusing as to the type of arrests and convictions eligible for expungement. I have the experience to navigate through these complicated areas of law and will be able to advise you on the possibilities of a successful expungement of you or your loved ones juvenile record.
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If you need a criminal defense lawyer to prepare and file a Juvenile Record Expungement, or if you have questions about your criminal background, I encourage you to contact me, Attorney Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.