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Am I Eligible?

Whether you are eligible to petition the Court for an order sealing your Nevada criminal record is a complex question. Take the time to review the below three questions to determine whether you are eligible to petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record. If you are still confused after answering the below questions, please contact The Hayes Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

  • Is your offense a sealable offense in Nevada (non-sealable Nevada criminal records)?
    • If your offense is “non-sealable,” NO, you cannot petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record.
  • If your case was “denied,” has the statute of limitations for your underlying offense expired?
    • If the statute of limitations for your underlying offense has not expired, NO, you cannot petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record.
  • If you were convicted and sentenced, has the record sealing timeframe (statutory time period) for your specific Nevada criminal offense elapsed?
    • Remember, the time period does not start to run until your case is officially closed (including probation/parole, stay-out-of-trouble terms and suspended sentence terms).
    • If the statutory time period for your specific Nevada criminal offense has not expired, NO, you cannot petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record.

If the answer to the above three questions is “yes,” you should be eligible to petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record. Please remember that just because you are eligible to petition the Court to seal your Nevada criminal record does not necessarily mean that your petition is going to be granted. If you have any questions concerning the above three questions, or questions concerning the potential denial of your petition, please contact The Hayes Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.