WHO IS CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT?
Criminal justice agency" means any court with criminal jurisdiction and any
agency of the state or of any county, city and county, town, boards of
institutions of higher education, school district, special district, judicial
district, or law enforcement authority which performs any activity directly
relating to the detection or investigation of crime; the apprehension, pretrial
release, posttrial release, prosecution, correctional supervision,
rehabilitation, evaluation, or treatment of accused persons or criminal
offenders; or criminal identification activities or the collection, storage, or
dissemination of arrest and criminal records information.
DEFINE LAWFUL USE OF THE RECORDS.
Records shall not be used by any person for the purpose of soliciting business
for pecuniary gain. The official custodian shall deny any person access to
records of official actions and criminal justice records unless such person
signs a statement which affirms that such records shall not be used for the
direct solicitation of business for pecuniary gain.
WHO ARE FINGERPRINT CARD CONTRIBUTORS?
Fingerprint card contributors are "Criminal Justice Agencies, " as defined above (#1).
WHAT IS A DISPOSITION?
"Disposition" means a decision not to file criminal charges after arrest; the
conclusion of criminal proceedings, including conviction, acquittal, or
acquittal by reason of insanity; the dismissal, abandonment, or indefinite
postponement of criminal proceedings; formal diversion from prosecution;
sentencing, correctional supervision, and release from correctional
supervision, including terms and conditions thereof; outcome of appellate
review of criminal proceedings; or executive clemency.
WHERE CAN I GET A DISPOSITION IF IT IS NOT POSTED TO MY CBI RECORD?
You can get copies of your dispositions from www.cocourts.com for a nominal
fee. These records are also available from the courts in which you appeared.
If your case never went to court, you may be able to get the records from the
arresting agency itself (the police department or sheriff’s office) or the
district attorney’s office in the jurisdiction where you were arrested.
WHAT JUVENILE RECORDS ARE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC?
The records of law enforcement officers concerning juveniles, including
identifying information, shall be identified as juvenile records and shall not
be inspected by or disclosed to the public. The only Juvenile records released
to the public are those juveniles that have been charged as adults. DUI and
minor traffic violations are also releasable if the juvenile is over 16 years
old when the offenses occur. Juvenile registered sex offender records will
also be released.
WHAT IS A SEALED RECORD AND HOW CAN I GET MY RECORD SEALED?
A sealed record is available only to law enforcement, not to the general
public. Any person in interest (party to the case) may petition the District
Court to seal records by filing a civil action in the county in which any
arrest and/or criminal records are filed. A separate civil case must be filed
for each court case record you want sealed, unless both a county court case
(F Case) and a district court case (CR case) were established as a result of
the same offense. . You can obtain information on sealing your record from
the State Judicial website, www.courts.state.co.us, or from the courts in which
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A DISPUTE WITH MY RECORD?
Any person in interest who is provided access to any criminal justice records
shall have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of records to
which he has been given access, insofar as they pertain to him, and to request
that said records be corrected. You can do a record challenge at CBI (for
information on this procedure go to the website, www.cbi.state.co.us/id or call
(303) 239-4208. You can also take your dispute directly to the arresting
WHAT ARE COURT FILING ON DOCKET ENTRIES?
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These entries on the CBI record are displayed electronically on the Colorado
criminal history by the State Judicial Department. They are currently posted
from district court cases and they are based on the court case number, the
arrest number, the last name of the individual, and the arresting agency.
to begin process.
WHAT IS DOC INCARCERATION SENTENCE?
DOC Incarceration Sentence is not a new arrest entry on the criminal history.
When a person is convicted of a crime and they are sentenced to the Department
of Corrections, an entry is made into the criminal history showing the charge
the person was convicted of and how long the jail sentence was.
WHAT SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED WITH THE RECORD?
For additional sex offender information please access the Colorado Sex Offender
website, www.sor.state.co.us. The results of the CBI record check will show if
the person being checked on is currently a registered sex offender. Sex
offender charges do not necessarily require a person to register as a sex
DOES CBI RELEASE WARRANT INFORMATION? WHAT IS A FUGITIVE OF OTHER JURISDICTION ENTRY?
CBI does not release warrant information to the public. If you know what
agency the warrant is out of, you will need to contact that agency for the
information. That agency may or may not be able to release the warrant
information; depending on their policy regarding the release of such
information. The website, www.cocourts.com, may also provide some warrant
A Fugitive of Other Jurisdiction charge means that the person in question had a
warrant out of one law enforcement agency and was arrested by another agency
for that warrant. The person does not necessarily have an active warrant out
for their arrest.
If you are denied the purchase of a firearm you must write to the CBI at
CBI / PO Box 280629 / Denver, CO 80228-0629. You should include your name,
mailing address, daytime phone number and the Colorado Transaction Number that
starts with the letter "D" that the gun dealer should have given to you.
Please understand that the CBI cannot disclose reasons for your denial via the
phone, nor does the CBI handle reasons for denials in person. Once CBI
receives your letter CBI will respond to you within 5 business days. CBI will
advise you of the reason for your denial and what you need to do to clear it up.