The only way to restore your gun rights after being convicted of a crime in Nevada, is through a pardon. In addition, a pardon will also restore your right to vote and your right to serve on a jury in a civil case.
A pardon “forgives” a person’s past crime, which is why it restores your gun rights. But it does not remove the conviction from your record. A pardon board made up of the Governor, Nevada Supreme Court Justices, and the Nevada Attorney General must approve the pardon before it is issued.
In order to obtain a pardon, an application must be submitted to the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners. From there, a background check is performed and an investigator reviews your application. The wait time to appear in front of the pardon board can be approximately 1 year. This is why it is important to have an attorney prepare your pardon application, so as to prevent any unnecessary delays and ensure that the best possible application is submitted on your behalf.
What Does the Board Consider?
A Pardon will the granted if the applicant has demonstrated good conduct for a substantial period of time. The Board will look at the following criteria:
Post conviction conduct, character and reputation;
Seriousness and relative recency of the offense;
Acceptance of responsibility, remorse and atonement; and
Need for relief.
The Pardon Boards considers all applicants on their own merits. The Board will look at the following criteria to determine NOT to grant your Pardon:
The nature or severity of the crime;
Prior criminal history;
Overall community adjustment; and
The discovery of other adverse information.
If you are considering a pardon call our firm today at 702-895-9111 for a free consultation.
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ELIGIBILITY AND WAITING PERIODS FOR A PARDON
5 Years after the case is closed for a Misdemeanor crime of Domestic Violence.
6 Years after release from probation, parole or prison for a category E Felony.
8 Years after the release from Probation for a category B, C or D felony.
9 Years from release from prison or parole for a category D or C Felony.
10 Years from release from prison or parole for a category B Felony.
12 Years from release from prison or parole for a category A felony.
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