Those with a past criminal record know that record can follow you everywhere and has a major affect on your life. You may find it difficult to get a job or lease an apartment or home due to your past, public criminal recorded. For those who worked hard making changes in their life and yet their past actions continue to affect them, you may want to seek the aid of a criminal defense lawyer to have your record sealed. For those who don’t know that criminal records can be sealed and how they can help you toward a better future, Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law will share the requirements needed to get criminal records sealed.
How Does Crime Affect the Offender
Past crimes that a person was convicted for such as criminal offenses or arrests are recorded. This record is also public. Recorded in a government database, your criminal record can be viewed by the public. Potential employers or landlords can look at these records which may result in you being denied a lease or job. This can make it very difficult for many people, especially, those who made sincere and lasting changes from their past actions.
Nevada Record Sealing Statute
Criminal records can be sealed, meaning they are no longer open to the public. However there are a few regulations and requirements in order to have a past criminal record sealed. Additionally, there are a few criminal records that can never be sealed such as sex crimes, crimes against children, and felony DUIs. Along with the types of crime committed, there is a waiting period as well. Each crime has a certain waiting period before it can be sealed. Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law will provide a breakdown of Nevada Conviction crimes and waiting periods before a criminal record can be sealed.
• If a dismissal or an acquittal charge was dropped or didn’t result in a conviction then there is no waiting period.
• A convicted Misdemeanor often has one year waiting period besides the following.
• A convicted misdemeanor of DUI, Battery, Battery involving Domestic Violence, Stalking, Harassment, and or Violation of a Protective Order has a two year waiting period before the record can be sealed.
• A gross misdemeanors, and a Class E Category felony also results in a two year waiting period.
• If convicted of a Category B, C, and D felony that did not involve a violent crimes have a five year waiting period.
• A convicted Misdemeanor involving DUI, or Battery of Domestic Violence, this criminal record will require a seven year waiting period before the record can be sealed.
• If you were convicted of a Category A felony or Burglary on a residence, or a felony involving a violent crime, these types of convictions will result in a ten year waiting period.
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Attorneys & More in Greater Las Vegas, Nevada
Some of the crimes can follow a person for ten years while others can never be sealed. However, there are those records that once the required waiting period has been met, can be sealed from public view. If you want to reclaim your life and get your records sealed, seek the aid of a record sealing attorney. Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law can help walk you through each step and get your criminal records sealed. Contact Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law today.