Colorado law allows for the sealing of some criminal records under very specific and limited circumstances. The first thing one should understand concerning Sealing of Records is that sealing is virtually never allowed in cases in which a conviction has actually been suffered. Instead, Colorado law allows for the Sealing of Records in instances involving cases which have been dismissed prior or Trial, cases which resulted in a full acquittal at Trial, or cases that have been dismissed pursuant to a Plea Agreement both in which the Plea Agreement has not called for the Defendant to waive his or her right to come back in and ask for Sealing of Records at some point in the future. Under some limited circumstances, drug convictions can potentially be sealed as well.
Sealing of Records puts a former Criminal Defendant in a situation in which the record of his or her case will be sealed from view from all but a very select group of people such as Law Enforcement agencies and Court personnel having an otherwise legitimate reason to review the record.
The Law Firm Of Mark S. Hanchey handles not only the Sealing of Records for substantive cases which we have successfully handled and have had dismissed or have won acquittals at Trial, but we also handle numerous cases every year for people who have old cases for which we did not represent them originally and who now wish to come back in and request Sealing of Records.
Our firm is successful in having the record sealed in over ninety percent of those cases for which we file Petitions to Seal.
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I have needed to use a lawyer a couple of times over the past several years and have used Mark Hanchey. He is a very down to earth person who has always treated me with dignity and has always been straight forward. His staff has also been professional and friendly. Each time I used Mark Hanchey the result was a positive one. I also think his fees are reasonable. I cant say enough good about Mark Hanchey.
- David Walker. 5/24/2020
Mark did a great job in my case. He was always available to me when I called or called me back very quickly. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and process. I would highly recommend Mark for your representation.
- Old Guys Ride. 5/7/2020
Mr Hanchey took on my case in September 2019 til now. What is there to say about Mr. Hanchey? Ill start with Thank you. Thank you for giving me my life back and helping me through the most difficult time of my life. I have dealt with several attorneys prior in Colorado Springs. Mr. Hanchey is by far the best I have dealt with. I feel as if I was blessed to have his representation. I see on this reviews things about "He wants money" you have to understand his representation is WORTH every dollar and more. You pay for what you get, and there is no dollar amount that equates to his knowledge, strategy and experience. You decide the value of your own life and your own freedom. To me I would have paid even more for the type of representation I received. He first made the visit while I was still incarcerated. EVERY Single thing he said from day 1 played out exactly how it said it would. He was very confident, straight to the point never lead me in the wrong direction and looked out for my best interest. Going into a court room with 6 different cases dating back to 2009 can be extremely intimidating. Mr. Hanchey displayed the right techniques, the right judgement and ultimately protected my record and my freedom. Mr. Hanchey got me home to my son, and made sure I never left him again. I would HIGHLY recommend Mark Hanchey, to anyone who wants elite representation. Again, Thank you Mr. Hanchey! I welcome you to give anyone my contact any formation, share any of my case details with anyone who has questions on your abilities. Dont mistake his bad reviews, with the possibility that those people were just guilty. Or upset, or competitors pretending to be upset. I am a real example with a real court case, and his representation will be the best part of your case.
- Justin DeLeon. 1/14/2020
Best counsel in the state! Great personal skills, all in all does amazing work, that produces an abundance of amazing results.
- Shannon Charter. 11/9/2019
Until I met Mark Hanchey I thought all lawyers were cold fish, from personal experience, but Mr. Hanchey is the kind of Attorney that you want on your side. He doesn't throw a bunch of legalize at you, he talks in plain English, makes sure you understand everything and doesn't charge extra because he feels like it. He is personable, makes you feel at ease and he listens to you like a person. I would recommend Mr. Henchey to anyone who needs a "good, professional attorney" who "works for you".
- Mark Gaebler. 8/1/2019
I appreciated their advice a great deal and would recommend them!
- Mystic Moon Shop, Inc. 6/7/2019
Beautiful comfortable restored old Victorian office. Too bad you won't have time to sit & enjoy the easy ambience of comfy chairs & reading material in living room/waiting area. Kim will welcome you & make you feel relaxed & confident even when your case may be doing the opposite. Her cheerful, positive, caring attitude combined with her knowledge & efficiency will reassure you that you have come to the right place before you have even met an attorney! In no time you will meet a friendly, kind, & concerned attorney with a long history of experience. I know you will feel weight lifting from your shoulders as you discuss your case. We are proud & pleased to have Mark Hanchey represent us. He makes one feel as though they are his only client. His ability to understand the details & nuance of your case will inspire your confidence & give you hope for the best possible resolution of your case. Between Kim & your attorney you will have no trouble reaching your attorney. If he's in court & unavailable at the moment, you will receive a prompt call back upon his return to the office. At the courthouse, Mark Hanchey stands head & shoulders above his fellow attorneys. He has the respect of the judges & court staff. He knows his stuff & you can be confident that you & your case will receive the best possible outcome. Kim & Mr. Hanchey are very patient explaining legal complexities, answering any questions, & making sure you understand exactly what is going on with your case. If it were possible, we would rate this office 10 stars out of 5!
- Kathy Haynes. 5/22/2019
These are the lawyers you want to represent you Two alfa gentlemen attorneys who are caring compassionate and patient they answer all of your questions this is there calling not just a job, you can trust them with your defense
- david anderson. 5/7/2019
very Good service!!
- Gable Jackson Jr. 5/4/2019
Mr. Hanchey and his staff did a fantastic job handling my case. The whole office was very friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive to any questions that I had. Mr. Hanchey was able to resolve my case with the best possible outcome. I will absolutely return to Mr. Hanchey if I have any future legal questions or need representation again.
- Derick Angel. 3/17/2019
Mr. Hanchey is an excellent attorney who is the kind of professional you want as your advocate. He treats your case not as a some folder on his desk but as a personal mission to protect your legal well-being and future opportunities. He is very punctual and easy to talk to. Simply walking into the office to Ms. Kim’s wonderful smile immediately puts your mind at ease. Speaking with Mark lessens any worry or doubt you have in your case and leaves you with a notion of confidence that you will not be subject to a harsh legal punishment. He carries himself with a fully professional and confident attitude in the court room and legitimately fights for your case as if he was defending himself. I certainly hope I will never be in a position where I feel an attorney is needed again. However, if that time arises, Mark Hanchey will be the first and only person I call.
- Tristan Sher. 2/28/2019
I had a great experience with Mark and Kim. They were very professional and explained everything about my case in great detail to me. The best part Was my traffic ticket was dismissed. Mark did a great job!
- Greg Odden. 0/24/2019
if you want a lawyer that cares about you and tries for you and not just about the money I highly highly recommend Mark hanchey he was great for me
- Carl Guzman. 11/12/2018
The folks over at Mark S Hanchey law firm are great. They helped me with a case back in 2006 and ever since then I've gone back to them randomly over the years just to thank them for all that they've done for me; each time they were very courteous and kind and even remember my name! You are not just a number to the people here where once they help you, they forget you even exist. Recently Mark and Kim have helped me to try to dig up some old paperwork needed in order for me to get a license; they were extremely helpful in getting me the paperwork needed; Kim even told me once you are a client, you are a client for life, great customer service, she really went above and beyond to get old paperwork from 2006. I highly recommend Mark S Hanchey law firm!
- mitsuninja . 7/3/2018
Mark was super responsive and helpful and provided much appreciated peace of mind, encouraging me NOT to spend money on a legal battle, hence putting my interest ahead of his own potential financial gain. All of this within a FREE consult call which happened within an hour of my first contact to his office! I highly recommend you call Mark first!
- Jim Maffuccio. 6/24/2018
Nice people, nice little office, made me feel at homw
- Lissa Trovas. 6/21/2018
I highly recommend Mark Hanchey and his staff. I had an issue that required special attention, Mark has the experience and legal guidance that I needed.
- Stephen Mosher. 6/16/2018
I've dealt with multiple attorney's, and Mark is EXCELLENT. He sincerely cares about your future, and he has a lot of experience in this line of work. He will fight to get you the best outcome for your case and your money will be well spent. Mark is easy to communicate with and he and his staff are quick to respond if you have any questions. I highly recommend him if you need an attorney that is honest & cares about your future!
- Holly G.. 6/11/2018
I highly recommend Mark for your legal needs. Mark worked tirelessly to get me reinstated with my employer and without him I would have given up a long time ago. Seriously, if you need the best of the best then you better call Mark. I guarantee that you will have a better outcome if you do! Thanks Mark and your staff too, you guys stuck with me even if my type of case was a bit outside of your normal stuff! Mark as long as you are in practice and if the need arises you are my "Go to Guy". God Bless and eternally thankful to you! Doug
- Douglas Banister. 6/11/2018
Mark did an amazing job helping me with my case! Very professional and puts your mind at ease. Kim, marks assistant is awesome. She can can answer any questions you have.
- Josh Scharf. 6/6/2018
Get Superb Legal Representation for a Fair Price....
If you have a traffic ticket, the Hanchey Law Firm is your best possible line of defense. Mark and his team successfully represented my case to achieve a much more favorable conclusion than had I tried to navigate rather murky legal waters by myself. Mark Hanchey, Attorney at Law, has certainly earned an honored spot in my "golden Rolodex."
- YGBSM87 . 4/9/2018
It was my first time encountered traffic problem in the U.S. I was worried about it for a long time until contacting with Mark Hanchey. After hiring him, I didn't do much, just waited for the court date, then good news came. I would highly recommend Mark Hanchey!
- WENG Zecan. 2/2/2018
Mark is skilled, kind, & goes the extra mile! His assistant is amazing too. Mark is ethical & informed. I highly recommend him.
- Pamela Conner. 0/14/2018
Mark Hanchey has been excellent. I spoke with him last minute before my court date. He still showed up to court with me and was very caring and helped me before I had even officially hired him. I felt like he cared about me and my case. He knows his craft very well and you can tell that the judge and other attorneys respect him when he is in court. He is also very kind. I would recommend Mark Hanchey to anyone in need of an excellent attorney.
- Lucas Garcia. 10/20/2017
Mark and his staff were all fantastic. They didn't hesitate to address any and all of my questions and concerns. The weight was lifted from my shoulders as soon as I walked into the office as they took care of everything. It made what was a very difficult time much less stressful.
- Stephen Waun. 7/21/2017
Amazing people who truly care and listen. Mark addressed every single concern I had and walked me step by step through my entire process. I would highly recommend Mark and his staff!
- Ashley Tasker. 5/10/2017
Mark is very knowledgable and does an amazing job as an attorney. I would highly recommend his services. He is quick to reply to any questions or concerns. He is very diligent and hard-working.
- Tiffany Miller. 1/9/2016
Mark hanchey is a great attorney very knowledgeable and kind , I would definitely hire him again !