Sealing Records

Sealing of Criminal Record                        $550

 

Packet Includes:

Detailed Instructions

Civil Cover Sheet

Obtaining of all Reports from various agencies

Petition for Sealing of Criminal Record

List of agencies to notify

Request for Submission

Proposed Order to Seal Criminal Record

In Nevada, the ability to petition a court to seal records of an arrest, criminal conviction,

acquittal or dismissal is controlled by Nevada Revised Statute Chapter 179.241-179.301. 

An order sealing records is NOT an expungement of records, which allows for the destruction

of the records themselves. An order sealing records removes the records from general information

sources and could be later used in certain circumstances.

 

Although the entry of an order by a court requires that certain criminal justice agencies located

outside Nevada comply with its direction, these agencies are not bound to follow this order since

they are outside the jurisdiction of the Nevada Court. As such, these records may, or may not,

be removed from their databases.

 

Pursuant to NRS 179.2595, you are now allowed to seal multiple records by filing a Petition to Seal

with the District Court. The District Court will be able to provide an Order instructing the lower Courts (Municipal/Justice) 

to seal those cases. 

 

IMPORTANT FACTS REGARDING GUN RIGHTS:

If you have been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor for domestic violence/stalking, and you have

been prohibited from owning or being in possession of a firearm, the ONLY way to restore your ability to own and carry a firearm is through a pardon from the State Pardon Board. Pardon information can be found HERE.

Sealing your criminal record WILL NOT restore your right to bear arms. 

 

 

STEP ONE:

In order to seal your criminal record, you need to first determine if enough time has passed. 

 

Please determine what type of conviction you have and whether enough time has passed:

 

      (a) A category A or B felony after 15 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

      (b) A category C or D felony after 12 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

      (c) A category E felony after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

      (d) Any gross misdemeanor after 5 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later;

      (e) A violation of NRS 484C.110 or 484C.120 other than a felony, or a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 other than a felony, after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later; or

      (f) Any other misdemeanor after 2 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.

 

If you believe enough time has passed, you will need to next obtain your Nevada Criminal History.

 

 

 

 

STEP TWO:

You will first need to obtain a fingerprint card in which to submit for your history report. 

 

Please click HERE to be taken to a list of Private fingerprint services in order to obtain your fingerprint card to send to the Department of Public Safety. The fingerprint service charges vary from each location, check with each one for their fees. They are generally around $40. You will need a 'hard copy' fingerprint card to take with you.

 

You may submit your fingerprint card and request yourself, or you may provide High Sierra Legal with your fingerprint card and let us do the rest for you. 

 

Submit the fingerprint card, a money order for $23.50 and request form to:

 

Nevada’s Central Repository for Criminal Records

Public Safety Records and Identification Bureau

333 West Nye Lane,

Carson City, Nevada 89706

(775) 684-6262

 

Please click HERE to be taken to the Department of Public Safety site for the request form and instructions to obtain your copy of Nevada Criminal History. It may take the Department up to 45 days or more to return to you a copy of your history. 

 

Obtain any reports generated by the arresting agency. This is done through the records division of each agency. 

 

Obtain the history of the case from the court in which you were tried. 

 

 

 

STEP THREE:

Once you have received your criminal history, the Petition must be filed with the court within 30 DAYS of receiving your criminal history. After 30 days, the history is considered "stale" and you will need to obtain a new criminal history record. 

 

 

 

Contact High Sierra Legal to complete the required paperwork to file your Petition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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