Step 1: Determine if you are eligible
Nevada has various waiting periods that you must meet before you can seal your criminal record. Depending on the outcome, you may be able to seal your record immediately or you may have to wait several years. Some convictions are not eligible to seal. The easiest way to determine if you may seal your criminal record is to call our Las Vegas office at (702) 888-3212 for a free consultation.
Step 2: Gather Your Documents
You will need your Nevada Criminal History. You obtain this from the Department of Public Safety. It is also beneficial to have your police Scopes from the arresting agency. Other court records might be needed as well to help in a thorough sealing.
Step 3: Prepare the Petition to Seal, Affidavit and Order to Seal
You must prepare a Petition to Seal, an Affidavit attesting to the information you seek to seal is accurate and true and an Order to Seal that the judge will sign. You or an attorney may prepare these documents. The information that you obtained in Step Two will be in the Petition, Order to Seal and will be provided as Exhibits.
Step 4: Submit the Petition, Affidavit and Order to Seal
Once your Petition, Affidavit and Order to Seal are finalized, you will then submit these documents to the prosecuting office that prosecuted the cases you want to seal. If they agree you are eligible and deserving, they will sign the Order to Seal, but this does not mean it is final and official. This just tells the Judge that they do not oppose to the sealing of your record. Sometimes they will oppose for various reasons. Then your only option is to efile the Petition, Affidavit and Order and argue to the judge why you deserve to seal your record.
Step 5: Submitting the Petition, Affidavit and Order to Seal to the Judge
Each Judge and jurisdiction differ in the process of how to seal criminal records. If the prosecuting office agrees and signs your Order to Seal, then the chances the judge will sign the Order a higher. If the prosecution opposed your Petition, then you will have to argue to the Judge that he or she should sign your Order to Seal.
Step 6: Signed Order to Seal
If the Judge signs your Order to Seal, you will need to get enough certified copies of the Order to send to all the agencies that have your criminal record. This can take a while, but most will comply within a month or two.
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ATTORNEY’S FEES: Depending on the individual case.
COSTS: Fingerprints as low as $18.00 depending on where you go to get them done DPS Report $27.00 payable to Nevada Department of Public Safety.
FILING FEE: $50.00 to $280.00 depending on which court the petition is filed in SCOPE $10.00 per arresting agency background check Certified Copies $3.00 per copy, this cost varies depending on the number of copies we would be required to obtain for the signed, filed copy of the Order.