2018 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Public (Open) Records
Article 72 - Public Records
Part 7 - Criminal Justice Record Sealing
§ 24-72-706. Sealing of criminal conviction records information for offenses committed by victims of human trafficking

  • (1) Sealing of conviction records. A defendant may petition the district court of the district in which any conviction records pertaining to the defendant's conviction for prostitution, as described in section 18-7-201, C.R.S.; soliciting for prostitution, as described in section 18-7-202, C.R.S.; keeping a place of prostitution, as described in section 18-7-204, C.R.S.; public indecency, as described in section 18-7-301, C.R.S.; or any corresponding municipal code or ordinance are located for the sealing of the conviction records, except for basic identifying information.

  • (2) If a petition is filed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section for the sealing of a record of conviction for prostitution, as described in section 18-7-201, C.R.S.; soliciting for prostitution, as described in section 18-7-202, C.R.S.; keeping a place of prostitution, as described in section 18-7-204, C.R.S.; or public indecency, as described in section 18-7-301, C.R.S., the court shall order the record sealed after:

    • (a) The petition is filed;

    • (b) The filing fee is paid; and

    • (c) The defendant establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that, at the time he or she committed the offense, he or she had been trafficked by another person, as described in section 18-3-503 or 18-3-504, C.R.S., for the purpose of performing the offense.

  • (3) An order entered pursuant to this section must be directed to each custodian who may have custody of any part of the conviction records that are the subject of the order. Whenever a court enters an order sealing conviction records pursuant to this section, the defendant shall provide the Colorado bureau of investigation and each custodian of the conviction records with a copy of the order and shall pay to the bureau any costs related to the sealing of his or her criminal conviction records that are in the custody of the bureau. Thereafter, the defendant may request and the court may grant an order sealing the civil case in which the conviction records were sealed.

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