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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

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

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

If you have a criminal record that consist of charges in multiple locations, such as Henderson Municipal Court, Las Vegas Justice, and North Las Vegas Municipal Court, you may petition District court for an Order to seal. New law allows District Court to seal records for lower courts in their district.  This saves you time and potentially money.  Before you had to Petition each court

RECORD SEAL – DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE Nevada law now permits individuals who were on probation and received a dishonorable discharge to now petition to seal their record.  Record Sealing assembly bill 327 has made this possible.  However, a judge still has the discretion to sign the order to seal. You must show you are rehabilitated and stayed out of trouble for the statutory period of time

Two new laws just recently passed and were signed by our Governor giving those with criminal records more options to seal their record.  The waiting period will be shorter on how long you will have to wait to seal your record and people who would of been denied before, may have the ability to seal their record now in some cases. See Assembly Bill 327

Immigration and Sealing Your Record Before you seal your record, you should get certified dispositions of all the cases you are going to seal. You will need copies of your record for immigration purposes in the future if you are not an U.S. Citizen. If you seal your record, you will not be able to just pick up copies for your immigration case.  That is

Nevada allows the sealing of many criminal records, but does not allow you to expunge your record. However, sealing your record is beneficial. If the court orders your record sealed, the criminal record is deemed to never have occurred and you do not have to disclose it for employment purposes. Another benefit is that your record is taken off public databases, such as police and court

Can I Hide My Criminal Record In Nevada? Yes, in most cases you can. Nevada allows the sealing of certain criminal records, which hides it from the public view and allows you to deny it ever happened. There are of course certain requirements like the waiting period and staying out of trouble. Some crimes are not eligible as well, but most crimes are eligible. The