Questions About Record Sealing in Adams County

When a person in Jefferson, Larimer, or Weld County faces charges of a sex crime like Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405), Enticement of a Child (CRS 18-3-305), or Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404), they are often scared and confused.

They may be sitting in the Jefferson County jail waiting for relatives or friends to post bond. They cannot follow through with commitments at work or with family. When someone is in that situation, they want it to be taken care of as quickly as possible. District Attorneys frequently overcharge defendants so that when they offer a plea deal, it seems like an attractive option to resolve the problem. A plea bargain often requires the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser crime in exchange for more serious charges to be dropped.

Many times, innocent people see no other option and would rather take a plea deal than risk facing a jury for serious sex crime charges and dragging this painful process on.

Questions About Record Sealing in Adams County

We receive many calls from people all across the Denver-Metro area with questions regarding record sealing. The law is structured in such a way that people continue to be punished after a felony or misdemeanor conviction long after they have done their time in prison or served their probation sentence. If any individual is convicted by a jury, or pleads guilty to a felony or misdemeanor sexual crime because of a plea deal, they will not be able to seal the record of that conviction in Adams County or anywhere in Colorado.

Charges Will Remain on Your Record in Douglas County

If a Douglas County police officer contacts you regarding sex crime charges, be aware that any convictions or guilty pleas, even of misdemeanor crimes, will stay on your record forever. The dismissed charges will be there as well. Mistakes made when someone was very young will follow them wherever they go and can have a negative impact as they apply to colleges, enter the job market, or start a career. We have found that honesty is the best policy. If there is a mark on your record because of a mistake in the past or from being pressured to take a plea bargain, be honest with employers or college admissions counselors.

Defense Attorney for Sex Crime Charges in Arapahoe County

You need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible to avoid any convictions on your record or to arrange for a plea deal which can be sealed in Arapahoe County. If police contact you regarding sex crime charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.