This page was designed to help our answer our clients questions about sealing a juvenile record in Nevada. You will find answers to the questions we are most frequently asked. If your question is related to eligibility requirements please take the free online record sealing eligibility test. If you would like us to seal your Juvenile record for you, please see our Nevada juvenile record sealing service.
If you are under 21 and you receive another felony conviction or a conviction for a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude during the 3-year waiting period, then you are not eligible to seal the juvenile records. If you are older than 21 and you receive a conviction for any offense (other than a minor moving/standing traffic offense) since you turned 21, then you cannot seal your juvenile records. NRS 62H.130; NRS 62H.150
We will be glad to work with you to get a copy of your record and to review what can be done. We charge a researching fee tand we apply that to the cost of any service that you hire us to perform.
No. NRS 62H.
No. NRS 62H.140
Yes. NRS 62H.150
Cases are denied for the following reasons: (1) an inaccuracy in the court file, (2) an inaccuracy in the application, (3) the court does not believe sealing your juvenile record will be in the interest of society, (4) violating probation and (5) not paying fines.
No, we go for you. If the court requests your presence and you are unable to attend, then we will request for your presence to be excused.
Typically, the case takes about five to six months (cases out of Clark County are taking six to nine months).
We base our estimates of how long a case will take on how long the average is for that service in that state. However, some cases can take less or more time depending on the facts of the case, whether the DA is agreeing or objecting, the age of the case, etc. We work on your case as fast as we can and assist the court and DA in anything they need to get your case heard.
The courts work on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the sooner you sign up, the sooner your case is heard and decided. If helpful, we will gladly write your employer or potential employer a letter letting them know we have reopened the case and are in the process of having your record dismissed.
If the case is denied, we evaluate the reason for the denial and determine the best way to proceed, including refiling.
You will receive a court order sealing your juvenile record. Criminal record databases will be updated to reflect that your juvenile record was sealed. NRS 62H.120
Most juvenile records are automatically sealed when the child reaches the age of 21. NRS 62H.140
However, records that are not sealed automatically include those that pertain to the following crimes that if were committed by someone older than eighteen would have constituted the following: sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366; battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.400; lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230; or a felony which involved the use or threatened use of force or violence. Juvenile records of these offenses may be sealed upon petition when the defendant reaches the age of 30. NRS 62H.150
If a child is under the age of 21, records can be sealed earlier upon the child or probation officer’s request three years after the child’s last adjudication or referral to juvenile court (whichever is later). NRS 62H.130
Once your record is sealed, it is as though the charge never occurred. Once sealed, you can treat the incident as though there was never any occurrence, which would open up many more employment, licensing, and other positive life opportunities for you, and prevent the public from finding out about an embarrassing incident you had as a juvenile. NRS 62H.170
No. You can answer any inquiry, without limitation, that you were not arrested or convicted. NRS 62H.170
Only in limited circumstances. You may view your own records if you petition the court to permit you to do so. An agency charged with your medical or psychiatric care may petition the court to permit the inspection of the records. The district attorney or an attorney representing a defendant in a criminal action may petition the court to permit inspection of the records to obtain information relating to the persons who were involved in your record. If you are under 21 years old, any court where you are going to be sentenced in a criminal matter may inspect any of your juvenile records that have already been sealed. NRS 62H.170
Upon having your records sealed, your civil rights are immediately restored. This includes the right to vote, hold office, and serve on a jury. NRS 62H.170
To find out if your Nevada juvenile case affects your immigration case or if a record sealing could help your immigration status, you should contact a qualified immigration attorney. Our in-house immigration attorney is available to answer questions at 714-617-8395.
No. A pardon is the only way to restore your right to possess a firearm. We do not currently offer pardon services. NRS 213.090
The records will be sealed and the employers and state licensing agencies will not be able to view the records. Moreover, you are able to state that you have not been arrested or convicted. NRS 62H.170
Section 19 of the FDIA (Federal Deposit Insurance Act) allows banks and other financial institutions to bar prospective and current employees who have had “Breach of Trust” or "Dishonesty" convictions from jobs that they are otherwise qualified for even if they had the conviction expunged.
"Dishonesty" means directly or indirectly to cheat or defraud; to cheat or defraud for monetary gain or its equivalent; or wrongfully to take property belonging to another in violation of any criminal statute. Dishonesty includes acts involving want of integrity, lack of probity, or a disposition to distort, cheat, or act deceitfully or fraudulently, and may include crimes which federal, state or local laws define as dishonest. "Breach of trust" means a wrongful act, use, misappropriation or omission with respect to any property or fund which has been committed to a person in a fiduciary or official capacity, or the misuse of one's official or fiduciary position to engage in a wrongful act, use, misappropriation or omission.
If you believe you have been denied a job or were terminated from a financial institution because of a “breach of trust” or "dishonesty" conviction, there may be another way to obtain that job - with a waiver from the FDIC. It is important to speak with an attorney about your circumstances to see if you would qualify for such a waiver from the FDIC.
If you want to join the US military, then your becomes a matter of federal law, not Nevada state law. All branches of the military will want to know about your juvenile offenses, even if they have been expunged. There is still a risk of being discharged from the military if you don’t tell them and they later find out about your record. Disclosing that you had a conviction, but that your case was taken before a judge and deemed in the interest of justice to expunge/seal the record from public view is always advisable.
For Nevada, once your juvenile offenses have been sealed, your record is treated as though the offenses never occurred, and you can deny it on any application, including an application to become a police officer. Thus, it is highly unlikely that anyone would be able to know about it. NRS 62H.170
Your probation officer and the court are required to say that they have no record of your arrest. NRS 62H.170
No. Once the record is sealed, the record is treated as if there was never an infraction made at all and you can answer to any inquiry on an application for employment that you have not been arrested or convicted. NRS 62H.170
Once the judge orders the records sealed, the court notifies the law enforcement arresting agency, the prosecuting attorney, Nevada DPS, FBI, and any other agencies that have records. NRS 62H.160
The court updates the court records within 48 hours and the Nevada Department of Public Safety has up to 30 days to update their records. However, the DPS typically updates their records before the 30 days expire.