Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement are Possible with a Records Expungement Lawyer
A criminal conviction can affect someone’s life years after their sentence is served. An expungement lawyer will make sure this is not the case. Whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor most convictions, dismissals, and acquittals can be sealed in the state of Nevada. The privileges that an individual lost can be reinstated once their record has been sealed.
Once an expungement lawyer has gotten someone’s criminal record sealed they can conduct themselves as if it never happened under Nevada law. A person is eligible to go through the process of sealing their records themselves. This is highly advised against because the process requires multiple copies of forms, affidavits, and other reports that must be submitted to apply for sealing a criminal record. In order to ensure a smooth and stress-free process, it is wise to hire a records expungement lawyer or a Reno attorney experienced in sealing criminal records.
An Expungement Lawyer Can Reinstate Someone’s Right To:
- Vote: A person convicted of a felony cannot vote in a local or federal election.
- Own a Gun: People convicted of felonies or domestic violence can no longer own guns of any kind unless they receive a pardon.
- Serve on a Jury: After being convicted of a felony, a person is no longer eligible to be called upon for jury duty anywhere in the United States.
- Hold Public Office: People convicted of felonies may not hold or run for any public office.
- Deny Criminal Activity on a Job Application: After being convicted of a crime a person must report this to future employers. If their record is sealed, they do not have to disclose this information.
These kinds of charges can also make it difficult to obtain educational or housing assistance.
Sealing Criminal Records
If someone meets one of the two following criteria, then they are eligible to have their record sealed. A person must either have their case dismissed/acquitted and have no other pending criminal actions against them or have served the required amount of time. The waiting period to seal a criminal record doesn’t begin until the end of a person’s sentence.
The Waiting Period to Seal Records for Criminal Offenses Include:
- Felony Category A- 10 Years
- Felony Category B- 5 Years
- Felony Category C- 5 Years
- Felony Category D- 5 Years
- Felony Category E- 2 Years
- Gross Misdemeanor- 2 Years
- Misdemeanor- 2 Years
- Misdemeanor DUI- 7 Years
- Misdemeanor Domestic Violence- 7 Years
- Arrest or Charge Without Conviction- Immediately Upon Dismissal/Acquittal
Jesse Kalter is a Reno Criminal Defense Attorney Ready to Fight for the Freedom of Expungement of Records and Restoration of Voting/Gun Rights
Jesse Kalter is an experienced criminal defense lawyer. His law firm has worked with all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law. He is an experienced DUI attorney, drug possession lawyer, domestic violence lawyer, and personal injury lawyer. He is also available to assist with sexual assault and lewdness charges and fraud/theft crimes. Jesse Kalter Law has successfully gotten hundreds of cases dismissed or reduced sentences through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.
A Good Expungement Lawyer Knows How to Seal a Criminal Record
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