Criminal Record Sealing
When an individual who has had minimal interaction with law enforcement or has been charged with a crime for the first time, he or she is usually most concerned with how a criminal conviction will affect their future.
Fortunately, if this is an individual’s first offense, and the crime falls under certain guidelines, the offender can have his or her record sealed, which will allow him or her to legally deny that the incident ever took place.
Las Vegas Record Sealing Attorney
Michael Pariente is a highly qualified defense attorney in Las Vegas who will work around the clock to help give you the best chance of having your criminal record sealed. If you have been arrested, charged, convicted, or acquitted of a crime, and you wish to have your record sealed, contact Michael Pariente.
At Pariente Law Firm, P.C., you can be sure that Michael Pariente, an experienced and dedicated defense attorney will hand your case from start to finish. If you are seeking to have your record sealed in Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, or the surrounding areas, contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310.
Information Center for Record Sealing in Nevada
- Determining Eligibility for Record Sealing in Las Vegas
- Record Sealing Process
- Benefits of Having Your Record Sealed
- Helping Clients Seal Criminal Records in Las Vegas
Whether or not an individual is eligible to have his or her criminal record sealed usually depends on the nature of the crime he or she has committed, whether the individual was convicted, acquitted, or had their charges dropped, the amount of time that has passed since the offender was convicted, or whether or not the offender has any other current criminal charges against him or her.
It is important to note that some crimes can never be sealed or removed from an individual’s criminal record. For example, if an individual commits a violent or sex related crime against a child, he or she cannot have the record for the offense sealed.
The first step in having your record sealed involves obtaining a verified copy of your criminal history. In Las Vegas, the copy must be obtained from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The next step is to put together a package that contains the arrests/convictions you would like to be sealed, the date of each arrest, the name of the police department you were arrested by, the result of each arrest whether you were convicted, acquitted, or had the charges dismissed.
After completing the package, an individual can file a petition to have his or her record sealed by the Las Vegas District Attorney’s Office. It can take up to eight months for a determination to be made on whether or not your record will be sealed.
The process can have unexpected complications. If anything is done incorrectly, it could mean the record sealing fails to occur. A criminal defense attorney can assist with making sure the process is flawless.
If an individual successfully has their record sealed, it will be as if the arrest or conviction never took place. He or she will be able to legally deny that they have ever been arrested or convicted of the criminal offense in question.
This is extremely beneficial in the job acquisition process. When your criminal record is sealed, records of your arrest or conviction will only be visible a few specific government agencies.
Having your criminal record sealed can have a great impact on your future. Michael Pariente is a compassionate defense attorney who will do everything in his power to ensure that you get the legal representation you deserve. Contact him today at (702) 966-5310 so that Michael Pariente can begin preparing your case.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. provides legal assistance for clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Sunrise Valley, and the surrounding areas in Clark County who are in need of having their criminal record sealed.