Benefits of Sealing Criminal Record
Criminal convictions can impact your life in many ways. Aside from the stigma or embarrassment your public criminal record can cause, your criminal record can also impact your ability to get a job, your ability to hold public office, your civil rights (right to vote, right to hold public office and right to sit on a jury) and even your personal relationships. Upon sealing your Nevada criminal record, you can “restore your civil rights” and erase your criminal record from public exposure. Once sealed, “all proceedings recounted in the record” concerning your criminal event “are deemed never to have occurred.” This means you can truthfully and lawfully answer “no” on a job application asking you whether you have been criminally convicted or even arrested in the past. Sealing your Nevada criminal record carries, at the very least, the following benefits:
- restoration of your civil rights (right to vote, hold office and sit on a jury);
- the ability to deny a criminal background on employment applications and in job interviews;
- removal of embarrassing criminal records from the public eye; and
- protection from potential collateral discrimination (landlords rejecting lease applications, creditors rejecting loan applications and all other background check scenarios).
The benefits of sealing your Nevada criminal record are tangible and obvious. Sealing your Nevada criminal record will restore your life. If you have any questions or concerns about the benefits or affect of sealing your Nevada criminal record, please contact The Hayes Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.