If you are seeking a Nebraska expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Nebraska Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
- A person whose arrest is made as a result of an error by a law enforcement agency.
- A person whose sexual offense conviction is reversed may have related DNA records expunged.
- Persons whose sexual offender registration duty has expired, has no pending sex offense charges, and is not at a substantial risk of reoffending may have records in a sexual offender registry expunged.
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
Any person arrested due to the error of a law enforcement agency may file a petition with the district court for an order to expunge the criminal history record information related to that error.
Any person having a duty to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act may file a petition with the district court for an order to expunge the information.
The court may grant the petition and issue an order to expunge the information if the petitioner shows by clear and convincing evidence that
(a) the petitioner's duty to register has expired,
(b) does not have a criminal charge pending and is not under criminal investigation for a registrable offense under and
(c) is not a substantial risk to commit another registrable offense.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
Depending on various factors you may be able to expunge or seal your criminal record. Sealed records are records that are on file but are not reported and expunged records are records that are removed completely from your criminal record.
Traffic Offenses, Misdemeanors and Felonies can be sealed.
Person who was 16 or 17 at time of an alleged non-traffic misdemeanor or infraction; or any juvenile defendant accused of a felony
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed?
The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges is expungement.
Criminal history records information may be expunged. Records placed in a DNA database pursuant to a sexual offense may be expunged. Records in a Sexual Offender registry may also be expunged.
A person whose DNA record has been included in the State DNA Database under the DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders Act may request expungement on the grounds that the conviction on which the authority for including their DNA record was based has been reversed and the case dismissed. The Nebraska State Patrol must purge all DNA records and identifiable information in the data base relating to the person and destroy all DNA samples from the person upon receipt of a written request for expungement pursuant to this section and a certified copy of the final court order reversing and dismissing the conviction.
Within ten calendar days of granting expungement, the Nebraska State Patrol must provide written notice of the expungement to the subject of the records and any person to whom DNA records and samples have been made available
Are you eligible for a Nebraska Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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