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.
Countless clients have chosen our firm for the following reasons:
Discuss your situation today by calling (702) 866-9864.
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.