Overview Description

Records relating to a felony offense for which the petitioner successfully completed a program for reentry can be sealed by the court four years after completion of the program. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.259(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See subsections (5) and (6) for offenses ineligible for sealing. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.259.

Procedure General

The petition can be filed in the court in which the person was convicted. If a person wishes to have more than one record sealed in more than one court, they may instead file a petition in district court. For the specific procedure, see Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 179.245, 179.2595.

There is a rebuttable presumption that records should be sealed, unless the petitioner was given a dishonorable discharge from probation. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.2445.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

Professional licensing boards are entitled to inspect the sealed record for the purpose of determining suitability for a license or liability to discipline for misconduct. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.259(3), (4).

All proceedings are deemed never to have occurred and the person can answer accordingly to any inquiry, with the exceptions listed in section 179.301. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.285.

The court will notify agencies of the sealing order. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.275.

See section 179.295 for instances in which sealed records can be reopened.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed four years after program completion.

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