Want to Know How To Seal Your Criminal Record?
Having a criminal record can present problems throughout an individual’s life. Even if it was a minor incident such as shoplifting that occurred many years prior, this record can still prevent an individual from obtaining public benefits, credit lines, and even a secure job. If your conviction occurred in the Las Vegas area, then it's possible that although your criminal record cannot be completely erased it may be possible to have the records sealed. What this means is that your criminal record will be eliminated from public viewing.
Since criminal records are considered public, anyone can search the government databases and find your record. But, if you have your criminal records sealed by court order, then it's permanently remove from these public databases. That means that the general public has no way of finding out about your past criminal offense. There are some court records that are automatically sealed or deemed confidential such as juvenile records, sexual assault victims, and patient and doctor privileges.
If your criminal record is sealed by a court in Las Vegas or in Clark County, Nevada, then this applies to all of the other agencies and courts that may have this record also on file. That includes federal agencies such as the FBI. In order to completely seal your criminal record it is important that you make sure that the other agencies and courts are informed of this court order.
There are different laws in Nevada pertaining to the sealing of records. The first law allows the sealing of some of the convictions after a specified waiting period. The second law allows the sealing of records where there wasn’t a conviction such as not guilty findings and business cases. And, the third law allows for seating records of some misdemeanor cases dealing with drug possession. If you’re interested in sealing your criminal record, an experienced criminal attorney can help you.