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Sealing Part II: Drug Convictions - 2014-03-27

Recent changes in Colorado law give people a way to avoid being haunted by a minor drug conviction for their entire life even if they weren’t acquitted and didn’t receive a deferred judgment. The law now allows certain minor drug convictions to be sealed. Criminal records are available to anyone online, but once a conviction is sealed, employers or other private parties can no longer see it. However, it will still appear on databases exclusively available to law enforcement. Generally, if you were convicted of certain minor drug offenses after July 1, 2011, sealing is possible on the following timelines:

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