Your criminal record is updated every time you commit a minor or major criminal offense. This record can become a gatekeeper when job hunting, applying for loans, or trying to rent property. However, you can improve your quality of life by taking the necessary steps to successfully seal your criminal record. Sealing your record will lock away your criminal past as if it never happened, and you can freely live your life with all the legal rights and privileges of a law-abiding citizen. Even your right to vote and your ability to serve on a jury will be reinstated!
Are You Eligible?
There is no limit to the number of records you can have sealed in Nevada. However, there are factors that determine your eligibility and requirements that need to be met.
Your record can be sealed if:
- You were acquitted
- Your case was dismissed
- The record sealing waiting period for your crime has expired
There are some criminal records that can’t be sealed. Your best option is to discuss your criminal record with a defense attorney who can explain your legal options.
Records that can’t be sealed:
- Crimes against children
- Felony DUIs
- Sexual offenses
- Dishonorable probate discharges
Criminal record sealing is a complex multi-step process that can take up to 8 months to successfully complete. Hiring a criminal defense attorney will be necessary in helping you seal your record. The first step is filing a petition, and you want to do it right the first time!
We Can Help
At Turco & Draskovich, we understand how a criminal record can make your life difficult. If you want to leave the past behind, contact our experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers at (702) 381-6590. We will review your case and plan your record sealing petition.
Don’t risk your future by chancing a petition denial. Contact Turco & Draskovich at (702) 381-6590 to schedule a free consultation.