These links provide additional information on the employment, housing, civil rights, and other consequences of a criminal conviction. They also include guidance for mitigating those consequences, such as procedures for sealing criminal records
The American Bar Association’s National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction website attempts to catalogue all collateral consequences in the statutes and regulations of all fifty states and the federal government. Although the section for Colorado is currently functional, the currency of the information is unclear.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Restoration of Rights Project includes downloadable documents profiling the law and practice relating to relief from the numerous civil rights and other collateral consequences of conviction. The Colorado document covers topics such as pardon procedures, records sealing, and the effect of a criminal record on employment eligibility.
The Colorado Judicial Branch provides a web page containing instructions and forms necessary to seal some types of criminal records. The judiciary’s main website can be found here.
The State of Colorado allows eligible individuals to seek a court order relieving them from particular collateral consequences of a conviction.
The Office of the State Public Defender cannot provide representation to indigent clients seeking to discontinue their duty to register as sex offenders in Colorado. The Colorado Judicial Branch provides a web page containing instructions and forms that may be used to ask a court to end the sex offender registration obligation.