New Statute Permits Sealing of Drug Convictions

New Statute Permits Sealing of Drug Convictions

Previously only cases that were completely dismissed, resulted in an acquittal at trial or cases that were never filed were permitted under the law to be eligible for sealing. The Colorado Legislature has recently passed new laws that permit in some limited circumstances the sealing of records related to drug convictions. For anyone that has experienced the negative consequences of drug related convictions, this is great news. The rules concerning eligibility to seal records is dependent upon the type of conviction, when the conviction occurred, the time since supervision of the offender terminated, subsequent criminal history or criminal convictions, and whether all fines, costs and restitution have been paid in the case. In some instances for certain more serious drug offenses, the District Attorney can object to the Petition to Seal and prevent the sealing of such records.

If you have a drug conviction, that you would like to seal from being disclosed to others, please contact one of the lawyers at Seawell and Buckmelter, PC so that we can discuss with you the particular circumstances of your case to determine if you are eligible to petition for sealing of your records.