An expungement clears your criminal record, making it inaccessible to potential employers or to anyone who would need to run a background check. Even if you have not been convicted, but just arrested or charged with a crime, you will still have a criminal record. As a generality, Colorado doesn’t grant expungements for adult DUI cases. In very specific circumstances, an expungement might be granted.
Requirements for a DUI Expungement in Colorado
Within the limits of very specific circumstances, your record may be able to be expunged in regards to a DUI case. For a thorough answer on what you can expect for your individual case, you need to get in touch with an experienced attorney who can walk you through your legal options.
Expungements may be an option in the following circumstances:
- If no charges were ever filed after a DUI arrest
- If the charges filed were later dismissed
- If the defendant was acquitted of the DUI charges
- If at least 10 years have passed without any new charges
If the defendant was convicted of his or her DUI charges or if the defendant pleads guilty to the DUI charges, that individual is stuck with a permanent record that even the best attorneys cannot fight to get expunged.
The only other circumstances that might allow expungement are if the defendant is a minor and if the case was prosecuted in a juvenile court.
Speak with an Experienced Denver DUI Attorney!
If you think you might fit into some of the exceptions listed above, get in touch with a DUI attorney from the Orr Law Firm. We can provide you with further insight and help you determine your best legal options. Backed by years of experience and hundreds of cases handled, our firm goes the extra mile for each of our clients.
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