Overview Description

Records relating to specified prostitution-related convictions can be vacated and sealed by the court upon a finding that the petitioner's participation in the offense was the result of being a victim of human trafficking or involuntary servitude. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.247.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision applies only to convictions for prostitution or solicitation under section 201.354, unlawful trespass under section 207.200, loitering under section 463.350(1), and county, city or town ordinances for loitering for the purpose of soliciting prostitution. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.247(2)

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court of conviction or the district court if petitioner seeks to vacate and seal convictions from multiple courts. For the specific procedure, see Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.247.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The judgement is vacated and the accusatory pleading is dismissed. All documents and records are sealed. Records can be vacated and sealed under this section even if the petition does not satisfy the requirements of section 179.245. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.247(7).

Waiting Periods

The petition must be filed with due diligence after the petitioner has ceased being a victim of trafficking or involuntary servitude or has sought services for such. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179.247(4)(c).

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