Our practice focuses on assisting individuals who have been convicted of crimes in seeking relief through appeals, habeas corpus petitions, and other legal avenues, working tirelessly to overturn wrongful convictions, reduce sentences, or secure alternative resolutions to promote justice and fairness.
Have you been denied for the purchase of a firearm?
Have you been denied for a Concealed Carry Permit?
Once the disposition in your case has been reached, it is possible to appeal the decision of the court in various scenarios. Appeals are a very complex process. Please call us at (720) 996-2600 or email freeconsult@SWLaw.CO to discuss your rights and options.
Colorado has been increasingly widening the scope of cases that allow for someone's record to be sealed. It is important to consult with an attorney so you can determine whether that old arrest, accusation, or even conviction may be eligible to be sealed under today's laws.
What is the process for sealing an old case?
It depends on the nature of the charge and the outcome. Some case can be sealed by simply filing paperwork. Others may require a full hearing in front of a judge. Please asks us for a consult and we can discuss the particulars of your situation.
Are there criminal conviction that cannot be sealed?
Unfortunately yes. Generally speaking sex offenses, domestic violence, and traffic offenses (including DUIs) are not sealable. However, it is important to know your rights in your particular situation. So please feel free to reach out to us for a free consult.
Does sealing a case where there was conviction restore my Second Amendment Rights?
No, sealing a felony conviction does not restore firearm rights. You would still have to seek a pardon in order to be able to buy or possess a firearm in Colorado.
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Probation violation allegations can arise in many situations from minor violations of the terms of your probation agreement such as missing a scheduled probation appointment or failing a drug test, to more severe violations such as receiving an additional charge. However, severe probation violation allegations can trigger probation revocation proceedings. It is important to know your rights. If you are accused of a probation violation you are entitled to certain due process protections, such as a hearing where an attorney can represent you. Please call us at (720) 996-2600 or email freeconsult@SWLaw.CO to discuss your rights and options.
Is it possible for a person to deregister as a sex offender in Colorado?
Possibly. Much depends on the nature of the underlying conviction and how much time has elapsed since the end of a prison or probationary sentence. It is important to review your options with a qualified and knowledgeable attorney.
If my conviction was from out of state and I am required to register in Colorado, can I apply to deregister?
Possibly. In order to determine how long someone must register in Colorado as a sex offender the statute (law) of the conviction in the other state must be compared to Colorado law. Eligibility for deregistration is determined based on the timeline for the most similar Colorado law. If there is a possibility of deregistration then a civil case can be filed in the county of your current residence in Colorado.
Can you fight being charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, 18-3-412.5?
Yes, like any other charge the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person was required to register as sex offender under Colorado law and then failed to do so.