How long after paying a shoplifting ticket do I have to wait to have it expunged in the state of Colorado?
Question Details: I just paid the ticket and want to know when I can get it off my record.
You did not state your age.
For adults, you are eligible for a sealing of your records if all charges were dismissed, or the person charged was acquitted of all charges, or the person was not charged with any offense; in other words, you are not eligible if you were convicted of a crime.
For juveniles, you are eligible to petition for an expungement order:
1. Immediately, if you are found not guilty at trial;
2. After one year, if you are given a ticket or are arrested, but no further action was taken; or you completed a juvenile diversion program or informal adjustment;
3. After four years, if the Court has terminated jurisdiction; or you are unconditionally released from commitment to the department of human services; or you are unconditionally released from parole supervision;
4. After ten years, if you have been adjudicated a repeat or mandatory juvenile offender, and the Court has terminated jurisdiction or you are unconditionally released from parole supervision, whichever date is later.