Your Rights in Municipal Court
What to expect
The following is an explanation of your rights in this Court. Before you enter into a plea and appear before the Judge, you will have the opportunity to speak with the Town prosecutor. The purpose of that discussion is to explore a disposition or plea bargain in your case. If you do not want to enter into a plea agreement with the Town prosecuting attorney, you have the right to plead not guilty and set your case for trial.
Advisement of your rights
Expungement of juvenile records
You are eligible to have the records in your case expunged if you fully comply with your sentence and pay all outstanding restitution, fines and fees. Expunging your records means you may legally assert that the records do not exist, and you may lawfully deny ever being arrested, charged, adjudicated, convicted or sentenced in the expunged matter.
If the prosecutor does not object to the expungement, the Court will automatically expunge your records 42 days after you fully comply with your sentence. Should the prosecutor object, the Court will set the case for a hearing, and the Court will decide if you are eligible to expunge your records.
If the Court orders your records expunged, the Court will send notice, in compliance with C.R.S. §19-1-306(11), of the order. You must contact the Court and provide a list of any other agencies to which you wish the Court send its order of expungement. The Court will send its order free of charge to you.
Adult record sealing advisement
If you fully comply with your case and the charges against you are dismissed, you may move for the Court to seal your records by filing a motion to seal. Upon request, the Court can provide you a copy of this motion. Before the Judge can grant your motion, you must 1) file a motion to seal and indicate all of the agencies to which you wish the court to send a copy of its order to seal; and 2) pay the $65 filing fee unless the Court waives the fee. If the Court grants your motion to seal, you may legally say that these records do not exist.
If you have any questions regarding the above information or process, you should seek legal counsel.