Is Sealing Permanent?

The short answer is yes. However, your sealed criminal record can be viewed/accessed in limited situations. Specifically, a prosecutor can petition the Court to re-open your sealed arrest record(s) if you are subsequently arrested for the same or similar charges. Similarly, an attorney or criminal defendant can petition the Court to re-open your sealed record(s) if information from your sealed proceeding concerning third-parties is relevant. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission can also access your sealed record(s) to determine whether you are suitable to hold a gaming license. Moreover, a Court can view/access your sealed record(s) in connection with a subsequent petition by you to seal a separate criminal record. If you have any questions or concerns about the re-opening and/or accessibility of your Nevada criminal record after is has been sealed, please contact The Hayes Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.