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 judge will sign your order to seal your Nevada criminal record. Some judges may make you work harder for their signature, such as setting it for a hearing and hearing arguments from you and your attorney in court. That is why having an experienced attorney by your side to help you navigate the record sealing process is beneficial. Sometimes you get lucky and you do not need to have a hearing to get the judge to sign your order.
If you have any record sealing questions contact our firm at 702-895-9111 to schedule a free consultation in person or over the phone.