It may come as a surprise to learn that individuals with a criminal history may seal their criminal record.
If you are interested in sealing your criminal record, the first step requires you to decipher what crimes you have been convicted of and/or charged with. To do this, you will need to obtain your Criminal History Report from the Department of Public Safety and it is also recommended you obtain SCOPEs from each police department that has arrested you.
You must then make sure that you have met the required waiting period for each conviction and charge. For all full list of waiting periods, please see NRS 179.245. Once all of your convictions and charges have met the required waiting periods, you may initiate the process and petition the court to order that your criminal record be sealed.
Nevada Legal Services has partnered with the William S. Boyd School of Law to offer weekly criminal record sealing classes on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. If you would like to learn about how to seal your criminal record, please call 702-386-0404 to reserve a seat at our next Basics of Nevada Record Sealing Class.