Nevada Records Sealing Lawyer Serving Reno
In Nevada, if you're convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for domestic battery it is illegal to possess a firearm. A misdemeanor DUI charge can also present serious problems for traveling to Canada and other countries, and, of course, all criminal records can have implications for career prospects, among other issues.
When Can I Petition the Court to Seal My Record?
If the case was dismissed, you have the right to have it sealed upon dismissal. If you were convicted, it depends upon the nature of the conviction. Some offenses, such as felony sexual offenses and felony Driving Under the Influence cases can NEVER be sealed.
Other cases can be sealed after the defendant has completed all obligations to the Court upon sentence and the following time period has passed without a subsequent conviction:
- Misdemeanors (other than DUI and domestic battery): 1 year
- Misdemeanor DUI and domestic battery: 7 years
- Gross Misdemeanor: 2 years
- Category E felony: 2 years
- Category B, C, or D felony: 5 years
- Category A felony: 10 years
Nevada Criminal Record Sealing Attorney Serving Sparks
Because our Reno criminal defense lawyer has been working on the record sealing process for the better part of 25 years, the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover knows exactly what needs to happen in order to successfully seal a criminal file. We are able to help clients work with the appropriate federal and state authorities to file with the FBI and get the record removed from the National Criminal Information Center.
To discuss clearing a criminal record during a free initial consultation with Reno criminal defense lawyer Kenneth A. Stover, call (775) 502-1575.
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