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How to Protect your Privacy in Nevada

How to Protect your Privacy in Nevada

When most people think of protecting their privacy, they think of ways to protect their identity by preventing identity theft, securing private Facebook accounts, or paying to make sure that their number is unlisted. What most people do not know, however, is that if they have ever been charged of a crime, regardless of whether or not they were convicted of the crime, information pertaining to the charge may be easily accessible on line. If you were ever charged with a crime in Nevada, the best way to ensure that your privacy is protected is to make sure that searching your name on line does not show up in the results.

The first step to protecting your privacy is to make sure that you have a clear criminal record. Once your criminal record has been cleared, you are within your legal rights to make sure that any sealed offense, be it an arrest or conviction, does not show up on criminal background checks of any kind. While monitoring all websites with your information may not be possible, you can make sure that court records and the records of all other government agencies have been changed to show that your record has been sealed, provided that you have successfully sealed your record. The courts will send a notice to the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) to update their records of your case. All other relevant agencies are updated by the DPS, or at least get their information from the DPS.

Even Without a Conviction, Booking Information May Still be Online

If you were only arrested or charged with an offense, but not convicted, then your mugshot and booking information may still be on the internet. There are mugshot removal websites that charge to remove your mugshot from their site. If, however, you can prove that you were never convicted of the charge for which you were arrested, or that you have been exonerated of the charge, you are legally entitled to have the website remove your mugshot from the site, free of charge.

While you always have the option to research your criminal background on your own, investing in a firm or business that specializes in making sure that your background is clear is highly advisable. The right firm will be familiar with the research entailed in making sure that information about your case does not show up on background checks for employment and housing, and/or on major websites. One such service is the criminal background check removal service provided by RecordGone.com.

To learn more about clearing your record, you can read our article on Las Vegas record sealing

Can Employers See Your Sealed Records?

Can Employers See Your Sealed Records?

If you have sealed your Nevada criminal record, you may be asking yourself if your criminal records have been sealed from just the public view, or have they been sealed so that no one can see your former criminal record. In particular, can current or potential employers see your criminal records?

Once your Nevada criminal record has been successfully sealed, the arrest and/or conviction that you have sealed can no longer be viewed and you can truthfully say that you were never arrested or convicted of a crime. After record sealing is granted, the court sends an order to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other relevant agencies to update their records to reflect that your record has been sealed. Most background search companies and agencies get their information for the DPS. As such, when employers run criminal background checks, the results will not show the sealed offense. Furthermore, after an offense is sealed, the law treats it as though it never occurred.

Can Anyone See Your Sealed Records?

In Nevada, the only parties able to see your sealed criminal record are certain state agencies/actors such as a prosecuting attorney in limited circumstances. For instance, if the sealed records relate to a violation or alleged violation of NRS 202.575 (leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle), the sealed record may be reopened.

If your conviction was gambling related, or to determine if you are suitable to hold a state gambling license, The State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission may maintain a copy of your sealed offense. If your offense was a sex related crime, the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History may maintain a record of your sealed record.

Your Records On-line

Even if you have your records sealed, images of your arrest may still be on-line. While Nevada courts and the DPS will update their records to reflect your granting record sealing, it is difficult to monitor on-line sites. There are many websites that post mugshots, some charging to have the images removed, regardless of whether or not the arrest resulted in a conviction or not. If, however, your records have been sealed, you are entitled to have these websites remove your mugshot-and all other information pertaining to your sealed case- free of charge.

Seal Criminal Record In Las Vegas

Seal Criminal Record In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an easy place to get a criminal record. Las Vegas is not just home to 2 million people; it also attracts millions of fun-seeking visitors each year. The good news is that Nevada is one of the best states, when it comes to giving people a second chance, by letting them seal their criminal record.

What Nevada calls record sealing is called expungement in other states.

If you have a criminal record in Las Vegas or anywhere in Nevada, it won’t take you long to realize that having a criminal record is a lasting punishment that makes getting housing and employment more difficult. This is largely because Nevada does a great job of giving the general public access to criminal records— good for the public, maybe? But definitely not good for you if you have a felony or misdemeanor record.

But there is great news. Nevada record sealing law seals arrests and convictions, even from the FBI. In fact, the only agency that would ever have access to your sealed record would be the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Most criminal records in Nevada are eligible to be sealed or will be eligible to be sealed once waiting periods are met. Once sealed, the arrest and case will not appear on background checks which is really great news!

You will need to go back to the court that convicted you to get your arrest sealed. The courts do charge a filing fee— sometimes as high as $250. But, that is a small price to pay if it means getting a job.

Most offenses, including felonies, can be sealed by the court.

To be eligible to have a record sealed, you must meet the following waiting periods:

To be eligible, you must have completed the waiting periods from the date you are discharged from probation or parole as listed below:

• Category A or B Felony: 15 years
• Category C or D Felony: 12 years
• Category E Felony: 7 years
• Gross Misdemeanor: 7 years
• Misdemeanor: 2 years
• Misdemeanor DUI: 7 years
• Misdemeanor Domestic Violence: 7 years
• Arrest without a conviction After dismissal or acquittal: no waiting period

It is possible to get your Nevada record sealed without a Nevada record sealing attorney, but an attorney can often get it done faster and with better results.

According to attorney Mathew Higbee, having your record sealed can take between 1 month and 6 months, depending on the age of the court record and the workload of the court. Higbee says that having your record sealed is a “great decision that everyone with a record should make.”

Most record sealing attorneys charge around $700 to seal a case in Clark County. Rural counties sometimes cost more because of the travel time. If you do not have an lawyer you are happy with, contact the Better Business Bureau and see if the one you are talking to has an “A” rating.

Sealing Your Nevada Arrest or Conviction Opens Doors to a Better Future

Sealing Your Nevada Arrest or Conviction Opens Doors to a Better Future

jobs for felons nevada80 percent of Nevada employers use background checks for hiring purposes. A small investment in today can provide increased earning capacity for years. Having an experienced attorney handle your case will insure that your case will be done right and fast. The Las Vegas law firm of RecordGone.com can be reached at 877-573-7273.

Choose a specialized Nevada expungement attorney or lawyer to seal or expunge your Nevada arrest, misdemeanor or felony. By enlisting the services of a qualified expungement attorney, you ensure your expungement is processed quickly and for a lower price than non-specialized expungement lawyer. Beware of non-attorney sites as they cannot represent you in court or challenge an objection from a Nevada district attorney.

How to Expunge or Seal your Nevada Records

How to Expunge or Seal your Nevada Records

Nevada’s record sealing designed to help deserving people be more productive and get more out of life by sealing records of their convictions. Once your Nevada record is sealed you can apply to any job with confidence. Your record will be treated as if it had never occurred. Once your records are sealed, you can honestly tell any employer that you were not convicted of a crime.

Upon expungement in Nevada, your rights to vote, hold office and serve on a jury are restored. To see if you are eligible to have your record expunged, you can contact a lawyer or take a record expungement and record sealing eligibility test free of charge to see if you are able to clear your record at this time.

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