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Records related to a conviction for various crimes that were committed in Nevada can be sealed. The number of years that must pass before petitioning the court to seal a criminal record depends on the type of crime that was committed.

Record Seal Effective October 2017

Per NRS 179.245, the following convictions are not eligible for sealing until Statue of Limitation Requirements have been met FROM THE TIME YOUR CASE IS CLOSED INCLUDING PAROLE OR PROBATION (https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS)

  • Crimes Against Children (NRS 179D.0357), Felony DUIs & Sexual Offenses
  • Category A, Crime of Violence (NRS 200.408), Burglary (NRS 205.060)
  • Category B, C or D Felony
  • Category E Felony
  • Enhance able Misdemeanors (Including Non-Felony DUI and Non-Felony battery domestic violence
  • Gross Misdemeanor, Misdemeanor Battery, Harassment, Stalking, Violation of TPO (s years)
  • All other misdemeanors and traffic violations (1 year)
  • Acquitted/Dismissed charges or Honorable Discharge on charge under NRS 453.3363 (No Wait)
  • Charges Prosecution declined to prosecute ( After Statute of Limitation has run or 8 years after arrest or if agreed by parties)

Possible reasons your record sealing petition could be denied:

  1. Statutory length of time since your case was closed has not been satisfied.
  2. You have an active case(s) or warrant(s) within Clark County and/or other jurisdictions.
  3. For cases dismissed, declined of prosecution or acquitted: Dismissal – any time after the date the charges are dismissed; Declined for prosecution – any time after the applicable statute of limitations has run; anytime 10 years after the arrest; or pursuant to a stipulation between the parties; Acquittal – any time after the date of acquittal (NRS 179.255).
  4. Drug and/or DUI cases recently denied by the District Attorney’s Office within one calendar year from date of arrest.
  5. You have a Dishonorable Discharge on your criminal record, therefore you are not eligible to have your records sealed.
  6. You have/had a conviction for a crime relating to sexual offense or a crime against a child (NRS 179D.0357).
  7. Your prior criminal record of reoffending or the serious nature of offenses.
  8. You have not listed ALL arrests and/or conviction on your Petition and Order.
  9. You have included arrests and/or charges which were handled in a municipal/city court jurisdiction as they must be submitted to the appropriate city attorney’s office for approval or denial.

Once you are formerly convicted of criminal charges, you may lose certain benefits or privileges. With your Nevada criminal record sealed, you can enjoy the following restored rights and privileges:

  • Voting rights
  • The right to hold office
  • The right to serve on a jury
  • The right to deny a criminal record on job applications
  • Notifying non-official agents or private companies to have your record removed from their site(s)

Our law firm can evaluate the details of your conviction and assist you with the process of record sealing.​ If you need information about the Differences In Misdemeanors And Felonies And How They Are Handled In State Court And Federal Court, contact us today and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.