Record Sealing Eligibility
Unfortunately, your record does not seal automatically when the case is over. Record sealing is very complicated. When your case is dismissed or denied, you may be eligible for immediate sealing. In some instances, however, you may have to wait a statutory time period. In other cases where you have been convicted, you might have to wait 1, 2, 5, or 10 years before you can seal your record, depending on the charge and the outcome of the case.
There are many exceptions to the rules and some charges can never be sealed. Sometimes there are disagreements between attorneys and the Court about whether or not a case can be sealed. This is why it is necessary that you have a skilled attorney who is not afraid to go court and fight to seal your record.
In general, the following timeline is a good guideline for when your case may be eligible for sealing, after conviction (for the most accurate information, please consult NRS Chapter 179):
|Gross Misdemeanor||2 years|
|Felony (category B, C, D, E)||5 years|
|Category A Felony and other Crimes defined in NRS 179(1)(a)||10 years|
|Sexual Crimes / Against Children||Never|
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