Colorado State Resources
The conditions under which a person may petition a court for expungement in Colorado are simple. They mainly involve cases in which a person had not been charged or was acquitted or the trial had been dismissed. If a case was dismissed due to plea bargain, a person is only eligible for motion of expungement after 15 years after the final day of settlement and if the person had not been charged with a crime for 15 or more years.
Some traffic offenses may not be expunged from the record. Unlawful sexual behaviors are also not eligible to be erased from criminal records. DUI convictions may be eligible for erasure from someone's criminal records under the conditions that the person submits a request to the court, is over 21 and all court proceedings regarding the DUI are concluded, the individual has not been charged with any crime while under 21 years of age, and has paid all the fines and fees associated with the DUI offense.
Colorado expungement laws also provide for the automatic erasure of arrest records every three years.
Colorado pardons are only available 10 years after completion of sentence.
Free Do-It-Yourself Guides & Instructions:
Form JDF 612: Petition to Seal Criminal Conviction Records for Offenses involving Controlled Substances Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-308.5 or 24-72-308.6
Commercial Self-Help Guides & Instructions: