Sealing Criminal Records in Nevada

Haunted by an Old Conviction? Contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being convicted of a crime can continue to negatively affect a person’s life long after they have served their sentence. Even a relatively minor past misdemeanor offense can have an immensely detrimental impact on a person’s ability to find a job, apply for a loan, or even find suitable housing. Under certain circumstances, however, individuals in Nevada with criminal convictions may seek to have their criminal records sealed from public view and free themselves from the shadow of their past. If you have a past criminal record that is holding you back, a knowledgeable Las Vegas criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of David R. Fischer may be able to help you seal it and move forward with your life.

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Requirements for Sealing a Criminal Record in Nevada

Criminal records are public knowledge and are available to anyone who wishes to view them. If the courts order that your record be sealed, however, it is removed from government databases and is no longer accessible to members of the general public. This can be greatly beneficial as your criminal history will no longer show up in background checks and spare you from discrimination. You will be able to truthfully state that you have never been convicted of a crime on job and loan applications, even if you are under oath. Record sealing is only available to individuals who meet certain requirements.

You may be able to have your record sealed if:

  • You have completed your probation
  • You have satisfied all court requirements, including classes and fines
  • You have waited the necessary waiting period

If you have met all of the above requirements and are not currently facing any sort of criminal actions, you may be able to have your record sealed. It is important to note, however, that the courts have no obligation to seal your record and your petition may still be denied. An attorney from our firm can fight to seal your record and maximize your chances of securing a favorable result.

Who Cannot Have Their Record Sealed?

Record sealing is not available to everyone. If you have been convicted of a sex crime, a felony DUI, or any sort of crime against a child, you will not be eligible to have your record sealed. In addition, you must satisfy a mandatory waiting period from the time your case is closed before you may petition to have your record sealed. This waiting period will vary depending on the nature of your past conviction.

Waiting periods are as follows:

  • Misdemeanor DUI, battery, and domestic violence: 7 years
  • Gross misdemeanors: 5 years
  • Category E felonies: 7 years
  • Category D and C felonies: 12 years
  • Category B and A felonies: 15 years

High-Powered Advocacy for the Accused

At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our highly-trained Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers understand your struggle and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to help you move on with your life. If you need to have your criminal record sealed, we can help you complete all the necessary complex legal paperwork and advocate for a favorable outcome on your behalf. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance in life, and we are committed to doing everything within our power to ensure your wellbeing is protected. No longer will a past mistake threaten your chances of renting an apartment or getting a job – let us help you pursue a new future!

Schedule a no-cost consultation online today to find out if you are eligible to have your record sealed.

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