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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:


Sealing of Arrest and Criminal Records Forms

Colorado Judicial Branch Instructions & Forms


Discontinue Sex Offender Registration

Colorado Judicial Branch Instructions & Forms


Colorado Expungement Laws: eHow Article


How to Get a Deferred Sentence Off of Your Record in Colorado: eHow Article


How to Seal a Criminal Record in Colorado: eHow Article


How to Clear a Criminal Record in Colorado: eHow Article


How to Remove a Felony from a Record in Colorado: eHow Article


How to Seal a Criminal Record in Colorado: Avvo Article




State Statutes:


C.R.S. 24-72-308: Sealing of arrest and criminal records other than convictions



Free Statewide Forms & Instructions:


Form JDF 416: Instructions to Seal Arrest and Criminal Records


Form JDF 417: Petition to Seal Arrest and Criminal Records Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-308


Form JDF 418: Order to Seal Arrest and Criminal Records Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-308


Form JDF 436: Order Denying Petition to Seal Arrest and Criminal Record


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


Colorado Pardon & Clemency Application Form & Instructions



Free Juvenile Record Sealing Forms & Instructions:


Colorado State Judicial Branch: Sealing Juvenile Records Forms


Colorado State Judicial Branch: Sealing a Case - Underage Alcohol Forms


Form JDF 301: Instructions to File a Juvenile Expungement


Form JDF 302: Petition for Expungement of Juvenile Records


Form JDF 303: Notice of Hearing on Petition for Expungement


Form JDF 304: Order for Expungement of Juvenile Records


Form JDF 305: Petition for Expungement of Underage Drinking and Driving


Form JDF 306: Order to Expunge Underage Drinking and Driving


Form JDF 313: Petition to Seal Pursuant to C.R.S. 18-13-122(10)


Form JDF 314: Order to Seal Pursuant to C.R.S. 18-13-122(10)


Form JDF 323: Instructions to Seal MIP Conviction



Free County Forms and Instructions:


Boulder County: Instructions to File a Petition to Seal Underage Alcohol (MIP) Conviction


Boulder County: Petition to Seal MIP Conviction Pursuant to 5-7-4 B.R.C.


Denver District Court: Petition to Seal Instructions


Lakewood Municipal Court: Sealed and Expunged Cases


Larimer County: Petition to Seal Arrest and Criminal Records Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-308



Other Free Legal Resources:


Colorado State Public Defender: Consequences of Conviction

Sanctions Beyond the Sentence Under Colorado Law


70 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Colorado: AVVO Article


ACLU of Colorado


The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population.

Turnabout, Inc.’s purpose is to reduce the number of people returning to prison by increasing career and educational opportunities that promote self-sufficiency, and to work to end the cycle of poverty and crime in our Metropolitan Denver communities.

The mission of Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) is to implement a comprehensive homeless housing and service Continuum of Care (CoC) system in the 7-county metropolitan region surrounding Denver.


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