Overview Description

Records relating to a child can be sealed if the child is less than 18 years of age, has been rehabilitated to the satisfaction of the juvenile court, and is not subject to a disqualifying event. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.130(1), (4).

Ineligible Category or Citation

To be eligible for sealing, the person cannot have been convicted of a felony or of any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.130(4). Records relating to a traffic offense that would have been a misdemeanor if committed by an adult are not eligible for sealing. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.110(4).

Procedure General

A petition must be filed with the court. For the specific procedure, see Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.130(2).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The order can seal records relating to a child who has been taken before a probation officer, a child who appeared before the juvenile court, and the records of a child's arrest. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.100.

Upon the records being sealed, all proceedings recounted in the records are deemed never to have occurred and the person can reply accordingly to any inquiry concerning the record. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.170(1).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed three years after the date the child was last adjudicated delinquent or placed under the supervision of the juvenile court. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 62H.130(1)(a).

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