Depending on the conviction, NRS 179.245 sets the time frames one must wait to seal their record.

- A category A or B felony conviction requires a 15 year waiting period from date of release of actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, which ever occurs latter.

- A category C or D felony conviction requires a 12 year waiting period from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later.

- A category E felony conviction requires a 7 year waiting period from date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later.

- A gross misdemeanor conviction requires a 5 year waiting period from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later.

- A DUI or Domestic battery misdemeanor conviction requires a 7 year waiting period from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.  

- Any other misdemeanor conviction requires a 2 year waiting period from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence.  

If one stays out of trouble and is not charged with any new offense for which charges are pending or has been convicted of any new offense, except minor moving traffic violations during the prescribed waiting period, one will be eligible to seal their record.  

There are convictions that are not eligible for sealing as well.  Such convictions include crimes against a child, sexual offenses, homicide resulting from a DUI and felony DUI’s.

If a person has had charges dismissed or received an acquittal then he or she may seal their record immediately.  If charges were declined then one can seal their record after the applicable statute of limitations has run, or 10 years after the arrest.  

Benefits

The benefit of sealing your record can be found under NRS 179.285(1)(a) which states, “All proceedings recounted in the record are deemed never to have occurred, and the person to whom the order pertains may properly answer according to any inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to an application for employment, concerning the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal and the event and proceedings relating to the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal.”

A person will also be immediately restored to their right to vote, right to hold office and the right to serve on a jury if not been previously restored.  This will not restore one’s right to bear arms.  This can only be done by a Pardon. If you want to take advantage of sealing your record contact our office to schedule a free consultation by calling 702-750-9139.

RECORD SEALING INQUIRY FORM







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