If you are seeking a Nevada expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Nevada Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in Nevada
In Nevada , there is no statute providing for expungement of criminal convictions.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements? dditional restrictions on who can qualify for an Expungement
You cannot have been charged with any offense where the charges are pending, or convicted of any offense except for minor moving or standing traffic violations, during the above waiting periods in order to be eligible for record sealing. Eligibility for record sealing of your Nevada convictions depends on the category of crime you were convicted of and the period of time since you were released from actual custody or discharged from parole or probation, whichever occurs later.
|CLASS OF OFFENSE
|Category A or B Felony
|Category C or D Felony
|Category E Felony
|Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
|Arrest without a conviction
|After dismissal or acquittal
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed? (i.e., can you legally deny the conviction or arrest? Does anyone have access to the sealed/expunged records? Are they destroyed?)
The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges is an expungement or sealing.
Persons who are honorably discharged under NRS 176A.850 may have their records sealed, but their conviction can still be used in later convictions, for impeachment purposes, license and permit applications, and applications for public employment positions.
Also, persons discharged from probation under NRS 176A.260 may have records sealed 3 years after their dismissal.
Persons convicted of crimes may have records sealed after varying numbers of years depending of the seriousness of the offense.
Persons completing a program of reentry may also have records sealed.
Persons who are arrested and later are acquitted or dismissed can also have records sealed under.
Juveniles may also have all records sealed upon reaching 21. A child adjudicated to be a delinquent for an act that would have been a felony if committed by an adult and which involved the use or threatened use of force or violence, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, or lewdness involving a child, and has not had records sealed before turning 21, may petition to have the juvenile court seal the records upon turning 30. The person must not have had any further convictions since turning 21, other than standing traffic violations.
Only in the case of a child who turns 21 and has no records of being adjudicated to be a delinquent for an act that would have been a felony if committed by an adult and which involved the use or threatened use of force or violence, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, or lewdness involving a child is the sealing of records automatic.
In all other cases, the person who is the subject of the records must apply to the court having jurisdiction over the records for an order to seal them. The sealing of records is discretionary with the court. If an order to seal records is granted the court will name the persons and agencies subject to the order and serve them with notice that the records in their possession are to be sealed and open to inspection in limited circumstances.
Are you eligible for a Nevada Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .
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