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Will the Judge Seal My Criminal Record?

If you have a criminal record and you qualify for a record sealing under Nevada law, a judge does not “have to” agree and sign your order to seal.  The statute is discretionary.  The judge “may” seal your record, the statute does not say the judge “shall” seal your record. However, if you meet the requirements, our firm’s experience is that in most cases, the

Typically, if you are submitting a Petition and Order to Seal your Nevada criminal record and the Prosecutor agreed and signed the order, the Judge will sign the Order without a hearing.  However, this is not always the case.  In my experience I have seen Judges deny a stipulated order to seal without prejudice. If this does happen, it is important to get the Petition

How Do I obtain My Nevada Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) Criminal History Report? Obtaining a copy of your Nevada D.P.S. criminal history is fairly simple and only requires a few items. This is required if you want to seal your Nevada criminal record. You will need to fill out a one-page D.P.S. request called the DPS-006 form.  This has your contact information and where

Not a U.S. Citizen? What you need to know before you seal your criminal record. If you have a criminal record that you want to seal and you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you need to make sure you obtain all the criminal records for your own file and future use. Immigration will want proof and all your criminal records, which includes police reports, complaints,

Is a DUI accident a felony? To be charged with a felony DUI in Nevada when an accident occurs, 1 of 2 aggravating factors must be present. Either a death occurred because of the DUI, or substantial bodily harm occurred. Many accidents involving DUIs are typically misdemeanor offenses, even if an accident occurred. You may also be charged with a felony DUI if you have

Nevada crimes that are not eligible for record sealing. Regardless of how long it has been and if you stayed out of trouble, there are certain crimes that are not eligible for record sealing.  NRS 179.245 lists and defines what crimes are NOT permitted for record sealing. The main crimes that are not eligible or permitted to be sealed are as follows: A crime against

Las Vegas Nevada DUI School and Victim Impact Panel If you been convicted of a DUI 1st in Las Vegas Nevada, you will be ordered to complete a Nevada accredited 8-hour DUI program and a Victim Impact Panel.  The DUI school can be performed online or in person.  The Victim Impact Panel must be attended live and in person. If there is not a Victim

Las Vegas Nevada DUI School and Victim Impact Panel If you been convicted of a DUI 1st in Las Vegas Nevada, you will be ordered to complete a Nevada accredited 8-hour DUI program and a Victim Impact Panel.  The DUI school can be performed online or in person.  The Victim Impact Panel must be attended live and in person. If there is not a Victim

If the Attorney General’s office prosecuted your case you wish to seal, then you will have to give the Attorney General notice and an opportunity to review your petition and order to seal your criminal record. The Attorney General might oppose the sealing or agree to it. Then if the District Attorney’s office prosecuted any of your other cases, they would also have to be

Extended Warranties If you drive a vehicle for Uber or Lyft, then you know how many miles you can put on your vehicle. Many professional ride sharing drivers will exceed their warranty in no time. For many driving for Uber or Lyft, an extended warranty may make sense to mitigate costly repairs. But beware. If you drive for a living then you need to make