SEALING OF RECORDS
Conviction / Acquittal / Dismissal
CLARK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE
THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE PROCEDURAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PROCESSING OF PETITIONS TO SEAL RECORDS.
NO SECTION OF THIS BOOKLET SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. RECORD SEALING IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE AREA. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT WITH PRIVATE LEGAL COUNSEL.
Sealing of Records Booklet
Record Sealing Forms
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Not everyone is eligible to have their record sealed. Before you get started, take a look at the list below to see if any of these circumstances pertain to your particular situation. If so, your petition may be denied.
POSSIBLE REASONS YOUR RECORD SEALING PETITION COULD BE DENIED:
- Statutory length of time since your case was closed has not been satisfied. (See NRS 176.245)
- You have an active case(s) or warrant(s) within Clark County and/or other jurisdictions.
- Any case that has been dismissed without prejudice cannot be sealed until the statute of limitations has been met.
- Drug and/or DUI cases recently denied by the District Attorney's Office within one calendar year from date of arrest.
- You have a Dishonorable Discharge on your criminal record, therefore you are not eligible to have your records sealed.
- You have/had a conviction for a crime relating to Sexual Assault or a Crime Against a Child.
- Your prior criminal record of reoffending or the serious nature of offenses.
- You have not listed ALL arrests and/or convictions on your Petition and Order.
- You have included arrests and/or charges which were handled in a municipal/city court.