Las Vegas Record Sealing Attorney
In Nevada, if your arrest and/or conviction occurred here, you may be able to get it sealed. Once sealed your Nevada arrest, conviction, acquittal and/or dismissal can be treated as if it never occurred. In other words, you can properly answer that “I have never been arrested or charged with a crime” in an interview, on an employment application, or any inquiry regarding your criminal history. This is why it’s important for you to attain a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer with the experience to get your criminal record sealed.
Even if your case was dismissed or charges were never filed with the District Attorney’s Office, your arrest will remain on your record. Many people believe your arrest record will simply go away after a period of time. They are completely wrong. Unless you petition the court to seal your record, the arrest will remain. Any employer can do a background check and find this arrest – even if you were never charged with a crime.
For a lot of people, during this economy, a simple arrest, even if the case was dismissed, could hinder your employment options. Don’t let your arrest limit your career options. If you want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 702-405-0001.
Here are some simple facts that you may not be aware of concerning Nevada Records Sealing:
- Nevada record sealing only pertains to arrests, convictions, acquittals and dismissals that have occurred in Nevada. If your conviction occurred elsewhere, check those areas laws or consult an attorney from that area.
- Sealing of your records allows your civil rights to be restored. This includes:
o The right to vote
o The right to hold office; and
o The right to serve on a jury.
- If you were acquitted or your case was dismissed, you can petition to have your record sealed immediately. We highly recommend that you have this done as soon as possible.
- The Nevada State Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission may inquire and inspect sealed records if the arrest is related to gaming. This is to determine whether a person is qualified to hold a state gaming license, and/or registration as a gaming employee.
- If you were convicted of a crime, whether you can have your case sealed depends on the type of crime you were convicted of and the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole. Generally:
o Class A or B Felony = 15 years from the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole
o Class C or D Felony = 12 years from the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole
o Class E Felony or Gross Misdemeanor = 7 years from the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole
o Non-Felony DUI and/or Domestic Battery = 7 years from the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole
o Any Misdemeanor = 2 years from the date you were released from actual custody or released from parole
o Any conviction involving a child or sexual offense can never be sealed.
If you need assistance or just have a question on eligibility, please contact us at 702-405-0001 or fill out our contact form on the right. We are more than happy to assist you. All of our initial consultations are confidential and free.