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Records Sealing vs. Expungement
Expungement means setting aside a past conviction and dismissing past charges. In the state of Nevada, expungement is not allowed by law, however, criminal records may be sealed. The court has the final decision in whether or not the criminal record may be sealed.
The main difference between expungement and sealing a record is that in a record sealing, the record is not destroyed but it is no longer available to the public. The record may still be available to law enforcement or a court if there is a future arrest. In order to find out whether or not your records may be sealed, speak with Wolfe Law today.
With a criminal conviction it may be difficult to find employment and you may be missing out on a lot of future opportunities. Having a criminal record that is viewable by the public can be extremely detrimental. A mark on your criminal record can make it difficult to find quality and employment and even a place to live. In today's economy, many people are taking the needed steps to seal their records. Wolfe Law can help you determine whether or not you are eligible to have your record sealed from public view.
Contact Wolfe Law so that you can find out if your records can be sealed!
Attorney Paul Wolfe has helped many clients to seal their records successfully so that they could move on with their lives without ongoing repercussions. Everyone makes mistakes. Don't let a past arrest haunt you.
Nevada Statutory Waiting Periods to Seal Criminal Records
Below are the required waiting periods in order to seal your criminal record in Nevada. Keep in mind that you need to go by the category of crime that your case was closed with, not the category you were originally charged with.
Category A Felony - 15 Year Waiting Period
Category B Felony - 15 Year Waiting Period
Category C Felony - 12 Year Waiting Period
Category D Felony - 12 Year Waiting Period
Category E Felony - 7 Year Waiting Period
Gross Misdemeanor - 5 Year Waiting Period
Misdemeanor - 2 Year Waiting Period
Misdemeanor DUI - 7 Year Waiting Period
Misdemeanor Battery Domestic Violence - 7 Year Waiting Period
Possession of Controlled Substance Not for Purpose of Sale - 3 Year Waiting Period.
With more than 15 years in the criminal justice system, attorney Paul R. Wolfe is ready to fight to protect your rights through fierce legal representation and a winning legal strategy. The right attorney makes all the difference in the outcome of your case so call our office today.
Wolfe Law Office serves clients in the Reno area, including Sparks, Carson City, Fallon and throughout the counties of Washoe, Carson City, Lyon, Douglas, Storey, Mineral, Humboldt, Pershing, and Churchill.
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Being accused of a state or federal criminal offense is a serious matter. It can be confusing, frightening and stressful for you and your family. In the face of criminal charges, it is always in your best interests to retain the services of a highly-qualified Nevada criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience needed to provide a fierce defense on your behalf. You cannot afford to hire a criminal defense lawyer who does not have trial experience or an in-depth familiarity with the local court system. That is why we strongly recommend that you call Wolfe Law in Reno, NV.
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