Record Seal Benefits
Why should you seal your adult criminal record? When you have been arrested for or convicted of a crime in Nevada, the information regarding your arrest, criminal charges, conviction and sentencing will show up on your criminal record. This information will then be available to anyone to see in the general public. It can be accessed through hundreds of websites over the Internet, along with several other methods. Your criminal record will likely show up on all background checks that you will need in order to obtain employment, housing, loans and education to name a few. Record sealing—as opposed to expunction—does still allow law enforcement to have access to your criminal record; but background checks and the general public will no longer have access to your record.
When you apply for a job after your records are sealed, you can say "I have no record."
You lose certain benefits and privileges when convicted of criminal charges. Once you seal your Nevada criminal record, you can enjoy reinstated rights and privileges like, the right to vote, hold office, serve on a jury and the right to deny a criminal record on job applications. When applying for a job, the person with a sealed record can answer "no" to all the questions asking whether or not the person was ever arrested or convicted of a crime.
A lawyer with experience in record sealing can help decide whether or not you qualify under Nevada state law to have your record sealed. By having your record sealed, you can have any arrests, criminal charges, convictions or sentencing on your record permanently sealed. Record sealing begins with a petition to the court. If you qualify, Las Vegas record sealing attorney Parviz A. Heshmati may be able to begin the process of sealing your record immediately by filing a petition for an Order to seal your records, which will seal your record from most employers and schools. Please contact attorney Parviz A. Heshmati to see if such a process will work for you.