State Law Summary

Nevada

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The following is a summary of the law prepared by law students under the supervision of a professor based on consulting multiple sources. It is only up to date as of the dates shown below and in many cases we had to make judgment calls. Therefore we encourage you to also consult the sources below, as well as the Restoration of Rights Project that include summaries of the law for all 50 states and US territories.

Primary Sources: Nevada Revised Statutes: Sealing records after conviction(accessed Aug. 2020)|

Secondary Sources: Nevada CCRC

Summary of the Law

CONVICTIONS

  1. Misdemeanors:
    1. Sealing for any other (non-gross) misdemeanor after 2 years from completion of sentence.
    2. Sealing for any gross misdemeanor (listed offenses) after 2 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from probation, whichever occurs later.
  2. Felonies:
    1. Sealing for category A felonies after 10 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;
    2. Sealing for category B, C or D felony after 5 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;
    3. Sealing for category E felony after 2 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later;
    4. Sealing for a violation of NRS 484C.110 or 484C.120 other than a felony, or a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 other than a felony, after 7 years from the date of release from actual custody or from the date when the person is no longer under a suspended sentence, whichever occurs later.
  3. Not eligible: Crimes against children, DUI, sex offenses and additional crimes listed under NRS 179.245 (Defined in 5.)
  4. Lifetime or other Limits: Not eligible if any pending case for misdemeanor or felony expungement
  5. Treatment of Multiple Convictions from the Same Incident: If an individual has multiple convictions in different counties, he may file a single “petition in district court for the sealing of all such records.” § 179.2595(1).
  6. LFO payment required for sentence completion: n/a
  7. Other Unmodeled Criteria or details:
    1. Decriminalized offenses

NON-CONVICTIONS: NRS 179.255

  1. Sealing for acquittal any date after the date of acquittal.
  2. Sealing for dismissal any date after the date of dismissal. Sealing for declination for prosecution after after the SoL has run for 10 years, whichever earlier.
  3. Sealing of set asides any date after the conviction has been set-aside.
  4. Not eligible:
    1. Sealing for successful reentry program completion after 3 years
    2. Deferred Sentencing and sealing for drug offenses

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