Expunging Your Criminal Record

If you have been convicted of a crime in the state of Nevada, you may be interested in the process of expunging your criminal record. While Nevada does not technically have anything called “expunging a criminal record,” they do have a process called “sealing” a criminal record, which is very similar.

NRS 179.245 discusses the waiting periods for expunging a criminal record, legally referred to as “sealing” it. The list below shows how long a person must wait before he or she is eligible to do this. Note that the statute does have some exceptions for specific convictions, so be sure to check before petitioning the court to seal your record.

  • Category A Felony (involving violence or burglary): 10 Years after release from custody, probation and/or parole, whichever happens last.
  • Category B, C, and D Felonies: 5 years after your release from custody, probation, and/or parole, whichever happens last.
  • Category E Felony: 2 Years after your release from custody, probation, and/or parole, whichever happens last.
  • Any “Gross Misdemeanor” other than battery, stalking, or harassment: 2 Years after your release from custody, probation, and/or parole, whichever happens last.
  • Misdemeanor Battery, Stalking, or Harassment: 7 Years after release from custody, probation, or parole, whichever happens last.
  • Any Other Misdemeanor: 1 Year after a suspended sentence ends or actual custody ends, whichever happens later.

If you think you may qualify for expunging a criminal record, or “sealing” it as the state of Nevada calls it, you should ensure that you have a competent lawyer to represent you as you petition the court to grant you this for a chance at the best possible outcome.

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense and have met the state’s requirements to “seal” or expunge your criminal record, you deserve a fresh start! Contact Guymon & Hendron online or by calling 702-758-5858 for quality representation today to see if you can get that clean slate today!