Sealing Juvenile Records

In most circumstances, juvenile records are automatically sealed upon turning 21 years of age. Additionally, an individual who is less than 21 years of age can petition the Court to have a juvenile record sealed so long as at least 3 years has elapsed since the individual was last referred to juvenile court and/or adjudicated delinquent. Acts that would constitute felonies for adults (that involve the use or threatened use of force or violence) or certain sexual assault/lewdness crimes are not automatically sealed. In fact, if the individual does not seal such records before reaching 21 years of age as set forth above, these offenses cannot be considered for seal until the individual reaches the age of 30. If you have any questions or concerns about sealing a Nevada juvenile record, please contact The Hayes Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.