Additional Resources

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

American Bar Association’s National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction

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.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Restoration of Rights Project

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.

Colorado State Judical Branch Record Sealing Site

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.

Orders of Collateral Relief

The State of Colorado allows eligible individuals to seek a court order relieving them from particular collateral consequences of a conviction.