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SEAL YOUR NEVADA CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD TODAY

Seal your criminal history record and put your past mistakes behind you. Call Nevada record seal attorneys Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig today at (702) 385-7227.

Why do you need to seal your Nevada criminal history record?

When you have been arrested and convicted of a crime in Nevada, the information regarding your arrest, the criminal charges, conviction and sentence will appear on your criminal history record. This information is available for public view. Your criminal history record can be accessed through many different websites over the internet. There are other ways as well to access your criminal history records.

Paul J. Adras, Esq. and Steven M. Altig, Esq. are lawyers with extensive record sealing experience, and can help you determine whether you qualify pursuant to Nevada law to seal your criminal history record. Sealing your criminal history records in Nevada, results in removal of arrests, criminal charges, convictions and sentencing information from view by the public. Once the court orders your record sealed in Nevada, then all of the matters sealed are deemed to never have occurred, and you may answer accordingly that you were never arrested for those matters. By sealing your record in Nevada, you can be eligible for jobs that you would otherwise be excluded from applying for due to your negative criminal history.

Other services:

  • Criminal defense
  • DUI defense
  • Drug crime defense
  • Personal injury/car accidents

Seal your record today!

Put your past behind you. Complete the form below or call (702) 385-7227. Don’t wait to get help. Speak to a Las Vegas, Nevada record seal lawyer today.

What if you were arrested, but not convicted of a crime in Nevada?

You may not realize that even if you were arrested, but not convicted of an alleged crime, the record of the arrest becomes a part of your criminal history report. The criminal arrest record, as well as police and court records arising from your arrest can cause you problems with employment, housing, when you are pulled over by police, and in other situations when a Nevada criminal background check is done. Even if you were not convicted, the Nevada criminal record may still be causing you problems. If you qualify, sealing your Nevada police, court, criminal and criminal history records is a low-cost way of improving your life.

What happens when my record is sealed?

Specifically, the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 179.285 provides that once the court orders your record sealed, all proceedings recounted in the record are deemed never to have occurred, and the person to whom the order pertains may properly answer accordingly to any inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to an application for employment, concerning the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal and the events and proceedings relating to the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal.

Experienced record sealing attorneys

If you want to seal your Nevada criminal record, you will need to prepare, submit and file a petition to seal records. While you may be able to seal your own record in some limited circumstances, we strongly recommend that you have an experienced record sealing attorney handle all aspects of the record sealing process, to ensure that all your records are properly sealed. Many courts believe that the point of conviction and punishment is to show that there are consequences for our actions.

Record sealing attorneys Paul Adras and Steven Altig believe that a negative Nevada criminal history doesn’t have to haunt you your whole life and if you meet the statutory requirements for record sealing in Nevada, then you should be able to have your record sealed. Call us today at (702) 385-7227.

Nevada employee background checks

Now more than ever and especially in Nevada, employers conduct background checks to avoid problems associated with negligent hiring. An employer may be responsible for the harm that its negligently hired employee causes to a third party. Employers should be concerned that a person with a criminal history may re-offend. Employer liability may rest on whether a reasonable investigation by the prospective employer would have prevented harm to an innocent third party.

Las Vegas record sealing attorneys at ADRAS & ALTIG, Attorneys at Law may be able to begin the process of sealing your record immediately. Your future is as important to us as it is to you. Call record sealing lawyers Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig at (702) 385-7227.

Why wait any longer?

Don’t delay. Here are some benefits of hiring ADRAS & ALTIG, Attorneys at Law to seal your criminal history record in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Peace of mind
  • End the stigma associated with a criminal past
  • Privacy
  • Get a better job
  • Better housing
  • Restore your civil rights, including the right to vote, hold office, and to serve on a jury
  • Protect your family
  • We are not a paralegal service, we are licensed attorneys
  • We care

Arrested but not charged? Seal your record!

If you were arrested, but the charges were denied or dismissed, you may still be able seal your record immediately. Don’t allow an arrest to remain on your record when you were innocent of the charges. Call Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig Las Vegas Record Seal Attorney, at (702) 385-7227.

Our guarantee

Las Vegas Record Sealing Attorneys Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig will pursue every procedural avenue available by way of Nevada record sealing laws. Please note that petitions to seal records that meet statutory waiting periods are always subject to judicial discretion. Although the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) do provide for the sealing of records, it is not an absolute right and is therefore subject to a judge’s discretion on whether a record could he sealed.

What is a SCOPE in Las Vegas, Nevada?

SCOPE, or Shared Computer Operations for Protection and Enforcement, is an online system that provides information relating to a person’s criminal history. It is the same as someone’s “rap sheet”. In Nevada, a person’s SCOPE also may contain non-criminal information such as a liquor license and employment information, and whether a person has ever been the subject of a temporary or extended protection order against stalking or harassment, or against domestic violence.

SCOPE was first implemented in 1968 by The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and is now used by other Nevada criminal justice administration agencies. The SCOPE system is currently under the administrative control of, and operated by, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The SCOPE database was revised and updated in 2013.

Why do I need a SCOPE?

To seal your criminal history records in Las Vegas, Nevada, a recent copy of your SCOPE is required and must be attached to your petition to seal your criminal history records. A copy of your SCOPE may be obtained by appearing in person at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Records Division at 400 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106. You may also call LVMPD at (702) 828-3475 for information on how to obtain your SCOPE. To seal your criminal history records in other jurisdictions, you will need to contact the police department in that jurisdiction in order to obtain your local criminal history report. For example, you may need to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department or the Henderson Police Department to obtain your SCOPE, if you were arrested in those jurisdictions.

What is a State Criminal History Report?

The State criminal history report is a report of your criminal history within the State of Nevada. These records are maintained by the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Criminal History Repository located in Carson City, Nevada. The Nevada Criminal History Repository provides personal criminal history record information for the State of Nevada only. They cannot provide information for other states or the FBI. To obtain your State of Nevada criminal history record, or proof that no record exists, you must submit a form, along with fingerprint cards to the Nevada Central Repository. Only the subject of the identification record can request a copy of his or her own Nevada Criminal History Record Information. A licensed attorney can also obtain this information for a client, provided the client authorizes the attorney to do so.

Why do I need a State Criminal History Report?

To seal your criminal history records in Las Vegas, Nevada, a recent copy of your State criminal history report is required. A copy of your State criminal history report may be obtained from the Nevada Central Repository located in Carson City, Nevada. A court cannot seal your criminal history record unless your State criminal history report is attached to the petition to seal your criminal records.

Nevada Record Sealing Attorneys Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig

Deciphering a SCOPE printout can be complicated. Since the SCOPE system uses abbreviations in its data fields, only a skilled record sealing attorney can ensure that all of your criminal history records are properly sealed. Don’t settle for less. Call Nevada record sealing attorneys Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig today to put your past behind you at (702) 385-7227.

When can I seal my criminal history record?

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 179.245 provides that a person may petition the court in which the person was convicted for the sealing of all records relating to a conviction of

A category A or B felony after 15 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

A category C or D felony after 12 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

A category E felony after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e), any gross misdemeanor after 5 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later;

DUI and Battery/Domestic Violence convictions, although misdemeanor offenses, can be sealed after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.

Most other misdemeanor offenses can be sealed after 2 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.

Nevada Revised States (NRS) pertaining to record sealing

NRS 179.245  Sealing records after conviction: Persons eligible; petition; notice; hearing; order.

1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 and NRS 176A.265176A.295179.259453.3365 and 458.330, a person may petition the court in which the person was convicted for the sealing of all records relating to a conviction of:

(a) A category A or B felony after 15 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

(b) A category C or D felony after 12 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

(c) A category E felony after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;

(d) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e), any gross misdemeanor after 5 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later;

(e) A violation of NRS 422.540 to 422.570, inclusive, other than a felony, a violation of NRS 484C.110 or 484C.120 other than a felony, or a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 other than a felony, after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later; or

(f) Any other misdemeanor after 2 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.

2.  A petition filed pursuant to subsection 1 must:

(a) Be accompanied by the petitioner’s current, verified records received from:

(1) The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and

(2) All agencies of criminal justice which maintain such records within the city or county in which the conviction was entered;

(b) If the petition references NRS 453.3365 or 458.330, include a certificate of acknowledgment or the disposition of the proceedings for the records to be sealed from all agencies of criminal justice which maintain such records;

(c) Include a list of any other public or private agency, company, official or other custodian of records that is reasonably known to the petitioner to have possession of records of the conviction and to whom the order to seal records, if issued, will be directed; and

(d) Include information that, to the best knowledge and belief of the petitioner, accurately and completely identifies the records to be sealed, including, without limitation, the:

(1) Date of birth of the petitioner;

(2) Specific conviction to which the records to be sealed pertain; and

(3) Date of arrest relating to the specific conviction to which the records to be sealed pertain.

3.  Upon receiving a petition pursuant to this section, the court shall notify the law enforcement agency that arrested the petitioner for the crime and the prosecuting attorney, including, without limitation, the Attorney General, who prosecuted the petitioner for the crime. The prosecuting attorney and any person having relevant evidence may testify and present evidence at the hearing on the petition.

4.  If, after the hearing, the court finds that, in the period prescribed in subsection 1, the petitioner has not been charged with any offense for which the charges are pending or convicted of any offense, except for minor moving or standing traffic violations, the court may order sealed all records of the conviction which are in the custody of any agency of criminal justice or any public or private agency, company, official or other custodian of records in the State of Nevada, and may also order all such records of the petitioner returned to the file of the court where the proceeding was commenced from, including, without limitation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the California Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information and all other agencies of criminal justice which maintain such records and which are reasonably known by either the petitioner or the court to have possession of such records.

5.  A person may not petition the court to seal records relating to a conviction of:

(a) A crime against a child;

(b) A sexual offense;

(c) A violation of NRS 484C.110 or 484C.120 that is punishable as a felony pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 484C.400;

(d) A violation of NRS 484C.430;

(e) A homicide resulting from driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance or resulting from any other conduct prohibited by NRS 484C.110484C.130 or 484C.430;

(f) A violation of NRS 488.410 that is punishable as a felony pursuant to NRS 488.427; or

(g) A violation of NRS 488.420 or 488.425.

6.  If the court grants a petition for the sealing of records pursuant to this section, upon the request of the person whose records are sealed, the court may order sealed all records of the civil proceeding in which the records were sealed.

7.  As used in this section:

(a) “Crime against a child” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.0357.

(b) “Sexual offense” means:

(1) Murder of the first degree committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of sexual assault or of sexual abuse or sexual molestation of a child less than 14 years of age pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 200.030.

(2) Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366.

(3) Statutory sexual seduction pursuant to NRS 200.368, if punishable as a felony.

(4) Battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.400.

(5) An offense involving the administration of a drug to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a felony pursuant to NRS 200.405, if the felony is an offense listed in this paragraph.

(6) An offense involving the administration of a controlled substance to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a crime of violence pursuant to NRS 200.408, if the crime of violence is an offense listed in this paragraph.

(7) Abuse of a child pursuant to NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.

(8) An offense involving pornography and a minor pursuant to NRS 200.710 to 200.730, inclusive.

(9) Incest pursuant to NRS 201.180.

(10) Open or gross lewdness pursuant to NRS 201.210, if punishable as a felony.

(11) Indecent or obscene exposure pursuant to NRS 201.220, if punishable as a felony.

(12) Lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230.

(13) Sexual penetration of a dead human body pursuant to NRS 201.450.

(14) Sexual conduct between certain employees of a school or volunteers at a school and a pupil pursuant to NRS 201.540.

(15) Sexual conduct between certain employees of a college or university and a student pursuant to NRS 201.550.

(16) Luring a child or a person with mental illness pursuant to NRS 201.560, if punishable as a felony.

(17) An attempt to commit an offense listed in this paragraph.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 955; A 1983, 10881991, 3031993, 381997, 1673180331591999, 6476486492001, 116716922001 Special Session, 2612003, 31231631913852005, 23552007, 27512009, 10541818842013, 107980116513822015, 9091441)

NRS 179.255  Sealing of records after dismissal, decline of prosecution or acquittal: Petition; notice; hearing; order; inspection of records.

1.  If a person has been arrested for alleged criminal conduct and the charges are dismissed, the prosecuting attorney having jurisdiction declined prosecution of the charges or such person is acquitted of the charges, the person may petition:

(a) The court in which the charges were dismissed, at any time after the date the charges were dismissed;

(b) The court having jurisdiction in which the charges were declined for prosecution:

(1) Any time after the applicable statute of limitations has run;

(2) Any time 10 years after the arrest; or

(3) Pursuant to a stipulation between the parties; or

(c) The court in which the acquittal was entered, at any time after the date of the acquittal,

Ê for the sealing of all records relating to the arrest and the proceedings leading to the dismissal, declination or acquittal.

2.  If the conviction of a person is set aside pursuant to NRS 458A.240, the person may petition the court that set aside the conviction, at any time after the conviction has been set aside, for the sealing of all records relating to the setting aside of the conviction.

3.  A petition filed pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 must:

(a) Be accompanied by the petitioner’s current, verified records received from:

(1) The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and

(2) All agencies of criminal justice which maintain such records within the city or county in which the petitioner appeared in court;

(b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c), include the disposition of the proceedings for the records to be sealed;

(c) If the petition references NRS 453.3365 or 458.330, include a certificate of acknowledgment or the disposition of the proceedings for the records to be sealed from all agencies of criminal justice which maintain such records;

(d) Include a list of any other public or private agency, company, official and other custodian of records that is reasonably known to the petitioner to have possession of records of the arrest and of the proceedings leading to the dismissal, declination or acquittal and to whom the order to seal records, if issued, will be directed; and

(e) Include information that, to the best knowledge and belief of the petitioner, accurately and completely identifies the records to be sealed, including, without limitation, the:

(1) Date of birth of the petitioner;

(2) Specific charges that were dismissed or of which the petitioner was acquitted; and

(3) Date of arrest relating to the specific charges that were dismissed or of which the petitioner was acquitted.

4.  Upon receiving a petition pursuant to subsection 1, the court shall notify the law enforcement agency that arrested the petitioner for the crime and:

(a) If the charges were dismissed, declined for prosecution or the acquittal was entered in a district court or justice court, the prosecuting attorney for the county; or

(b) If the charges were dismissed, declined for prosecution or the acquittal was entered in a municipal court, the prosecuting attorney for the city.

Ê The prosecuting attorney and any person having relevant evidence may testify and present evidence at the hearing on the petition.

5.  Upon receiving a petition pursuant to subsection 2, the court shall notify:

(a) If the conviction was set aside in a district court or justice court, the prosecuting attorney for the county; or

(b) If the conviction was set aside in a municipal court, the prosecuting attorney for the city.

Ê The prosecuting attorney and any person having relevant evidence may testify and present evidence at the hearing on the petition.

6.  If, after the hearing on a petition submitted pursuant to subsection 1, the court finds that there has been an acquittal, that the prosecution was declined or that the charges were dismissed and there is no evidence that further action will be brought against the person, the court may order sealed all records of the arrest and of the proceedings leading to the acquittal, declination or dismissal which are in the custody of any agency of criminal justice or any public or private company, agency, official or other custodian of records in the State of Nevada.

7.  If, after the hearing on a petition submitted pursuant to subsection 2, the court finds that the conviction of the petitioner was set aside pursuant to NRS 458A.240, the court may order sealed all records relating to the setting aside of the conviction which are in the custody of any agency of criminal justice or any public or private company, agency, official or other custodian of records in the State of Nevada.

8.  If the prosecuting attorney having jurisdiction previously declined prosecution of the charges and the records of the arrest have been sealed pursuant to subsection 6, the prosecuting attorney may subsequently file the charges at any time before the running of the statute of limitations for those charges. If such charges are filed with the court, the court shall order the inspection of the records without the prosecuting attorney having to petition the court pursuant to NRS 179.295.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 955; A 1997, 31602001, 16932009, 14392013, 1101385)

NRS 179.259  Sealing records after completion of program for reentry: Persons eligible; procedure; order; inspection of sealed records by certain entities.

1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3, 4 and 5, 5 years after an eligible person completes a program for reentry, the court may order sealed all documents, papers and exhibits in the eligible person’s record, minute book entries and entries on dockets, and other documents relating to the case in the custody of such other agencies and officers as are named in the court’s order. The court may order those records sealed without a hearing unless the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety petitions the court, for good cause shown, not to seal the records and requests a hearing thereon.

2.  If the court orders sealed the record of an eligible person, the court shall send a copy of the order to each agency or officer named in the order. Each such agency or officer shall notify the court in writing of its compliance with the order.

3.  A professional licensing board is entitled, for the purpose of determining suitability for a license or liability to discipline for misconduct, to inspect and to copy from a record sealed pursuant to this section.

4.  The Division of Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry is entitled, for the purpose of determining suitability for a license or liability to discipline for misconduct, to inspect and to copy from a record sealed pursuant to this section.

5.  A person may not petition the court to seal records relating to a conviction of a crime against a child or a sexual offense.

6.  As used in this section:

(a) “Crime against a child” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.0357.

(b) “Eligible person” means a person who has:

(1) Successfully completed a program for reentry, which the person participated in pursuant to NRS 209.4886209.4888213.625 or 213.632; and

(2) Been convicted of a single offense which was punishable as a felony and which did not involve the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim. For the purposes of this subparagraph, multiple convictions for an offense punishable as a felony shall be deemed to constitute a single offense if those offenses arose out of the same transaction or occurrence.

(c) “Program for reentry” means:

(1) A correctional program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community that is established by the Director of the Department of Corrections pursuant to NRS 209.4887; or

(2) A judicial program for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community that is established in a judicial district pursuant to NRS 209.4883.

(d) “Sexual offense” has the meaning ascribed to it in paragraph (b) of subsection 7 of NRS 179.245.

(Added to NRS by 2001, 1166; A 2003, 2625862007, 27532015, 3509)

NRS 179.265  Rehearings after denial of petition: Time for; number.

1.  A person whose petition is denied under NRS 179.245 or 179.255 may petition for a rehearing not sooner than 2 years after the denial of the previous petition.

2.  No person may petition for more than two rehearings.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 956)

NRS 179.275  Order sealing records: Distribution to Central Repository and persons named in order; compliance.  Where the court orders the sealing of a record pursuant to NRS 176A.265176A.295179.245179.255179.259453.3365 or 458.330, a copy of the order must be sent to:

1.  The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and

2.  Each agency of criminal justice and each public or private company, agency, official or other custodian of records named in the order, and that person shall seal the records in his or her custody which relate to the matters contained in the order, shall advise the court of compliance and shall then seal the order.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 956; A 1991, 3041999, 20892001, 11682001 Special Session, 2612003, 3122009, 1074202013, 111)

NRS 179.285  Order sealing records: Effect; proceedings deemed never to have occurred; restoration of civil rights.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 179.301:

1.  If the court orders a record sealed pursuant to NRS 176A.265176A.295179.245179.255179.259453.3365 or 458.330:

(a) All proceedings recounted in the record are deemed never to have occurred, and the person to whom the order pertains may properly answer accordingly to any inquiry, including, without limitation, an inquiry relating to an application for employment, concerning the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal and the events and proceedings relating to the arrest, conviction, dismissal or acquittal.

(b) The person is immediately restored to the following civil rights if the person’s civil rights previously have not been restored:

(1) The right to vote;

(2) The right to hold office; and

(3) The right to serve on a jury.

2.  Upon the sealing of the person’s records, a person who is restored to his or her civil rights pursuant to subsection 1 must be given:

(a) An official document which demonstrates that the person has been restored to the civil rights set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection 1; and

(b) A written notice informing the person that he or she has not been restored to the right to bear arms, unless the person has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his or her right to bear arms.

3.  A person who has had his or her records sealed in this State or any other state and whose official documentation of the restoration of civil rights is lost, damaged or destroyed may file a written request with a court of competent jurisdiction to restore his or her civil rights pursuant to this section. Upon verification that the person has had his or her records sealed, the court shall issue an order restoring the person to the civil rights to vote, to hold office and to serve on a jury. A person must not be required to pay a fee to receive such an order.

4.  A person who has had his or her records sealed in this State or any other state may present official documentation that the person has been restored to his or her civil rights or a court order restoring civil rights as proof that the person has been restored to the right to vote, to hold office and to serve as a juror.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 956; A 1981, 11051991, 3042001, 116916942001 Special Session, 2622003, 31231631926872009, 1084202011, 22)

NRS 179.295  Reopening of sealed records.

1.  The person who is the subject of the records that are sealed pursuant to NRS 176A.265176A.295179.245179.255179.259453.3365 or 458.330 may petition the court that ordered the records sealed to permit inspection of the records by a person named in the petition, and the court may order such inspection. Except as otherwise provided in this section, subsection 8 of NRS 179.255 and NRS 179.259 and 179.301, the court may not order the inspection of the records under any other circumstances.

2.  If a person has been arrested, the charges have been dismissed and the records of the arrest have been sealed, the court may order the inspection of the records by a prosecuting attorney upon a showing that as a result of newly discovered evidence, the person has been arrested for the same or a similar offense and that there is sufficient evidence reasonably to conclude that the person will stand trial for the offense.

3.  The court may, upon the application of a prosecuting attorney or an attorney representing a defendant in a criminal action, order an inspection of such records for the purpose of obtaining information relating to persons who were involved in the incident recorded.

4.  This section does not prohibit a court from considering a conviction for which records have been sealed pursuant to NRS 176A.265176A.295179.245179.255179.259453.3365 or 458.330 in determining whether to grant a petition pursuant to NRS 176A.265176A.295179.245179.255179.259453.3365 or 458.330 for a conviction of another offense.

(Added to NRS by 1971, 956; A 1981, 11051991, 3041997, 31602001, 116916942001 Special Session, 2622003, 3123163192009, 1084202013, 1386)

NRS 179.301  Inspection of certain sealed records by certain persons and agencies.

1.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission and their employees, agents and representatives may inquire into and inspect any records sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255, if the event or conviction was related to gaming, to determine the suitability or qualifications of any person to hold a state gaming license, manufacturer’s, seller’s or distributor’s license or registration as a gaming employee pursuant to chapter 463 of NRS. Events and convictions, if any, which are the subject of an order sealing records:

(a) May form the basis for recommendation, denial or revocation of those licenses.

(b) Must not form the basis for denial or rejection of a gaming work permit unless the event or conviction relates to the applicant’s suitability or qualifications to hold the work permit.

2.  The Division of Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry and its employees may inquire into and inspect any records sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255, if the event or conviction was related to insurance, to determine the suitability or qualifications of any person to hold a license, certification or authorization issued in accordance with title 57 of NRS. Events and convictions, if any, which are the subject of an order sealing records may form the basis for recommendation, denial or revocation of those licenses, certifications and authorizations.

3.  A prosecuting attorney may inquire into and inspect any records sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255 if:

(a) The records relate to a violation or alleged violation of NRS 202.575; and

(b) The person who is the subject of the records has been arrested or issued a citation for violating NRS 202.575.

4.  The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and its employees may inquire into and inspect any records sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255 that constitute information relating to sexual offenses, and may notify employers of the information in accordance with NRS 179A.180 to 179A.240, inclusive.

5.  Records which have been sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255 and which are retained in the statewide registry established pursuant to NRS 179B.200 may be inspected pursuant to chapter 179B of NRS by an officer or employee of the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History or a law enforcement officer in the regular course of his or her duties.

6.  The State Board of Pardons Commissioners and its agents and representatives may inquire into and inspect any records sealed pursuant to NRS 179.245 or 179.255 if the person who is the subject of the records has applied for a pardon from the Board.

7.  As used in this section:

(a) “Information relating to sexual offenses” means information contained in or concerning a record relating in any way to a sexual offense.

(b) “Sexual offense” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179A.073.

(Added to NRS by 1981, 1105; A 1987, 17591997, 16742003, 268828332003, 20th Special Session, 162005, 9732011, 232013, 1112015, 3510)

Record Expungement vs. Record Sealing

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) do not provide for a criminal record to be expunged in Nevada. The Nevada record seal process is similar expungement, but in Nevada the record is not destroyed. Rather, once an order has been signed by the court to seal criminal history records, the local police department, other law enforcement agencies, and the Nevada Central Repository will remove the criminal history record, and the record will be sealed. The FBI will expunge a record with a signed order sealing the records.

Why you should hire ADRAS & ALTIG, Attorneys at Law

ADRAS & ALTIG, Attorneys at Law is committed to providing high-quality representation and personalized service. Firm founders, Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig are passionate advocates and pragmatic problem solvers for their clients. They pride themselves in providing high quality one-on-one attention, and in resolving client issues in a qualitative and expedient manner. They believe their clients deserve personal attention. Their approach to handling client issues is responsive, thoughtful, and ethical.

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Our commitment to excellence starts with a commitment to our clients. As such, our clients can expect the following commitments from our law firm:

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