The State of Nevada offers convicted offenders the opportunity to have their criminal records sealed. The sealing of records removes an offender’s record from public view and access. Only in certain circumstances, such as sentencing of a new conviction, may sealed records be unsealed. Once an applicant’s records have been sealed, they may legally state that they have never been convicted of a crime.
Pardons in Nevada are granted by the Nevada Board of Pardon Commissioners. The Board consists of the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Nevada Supreme Court Justices. If the Board grants an individual an unconditional pardon, they are removed from any further disabilities from the crime and their civil rights are restored, including the right to bear arms. The Board may attach conditions to any pardon granted at their discretion. Receiving a pardon can help convicted offenders attain better employment and in applying for loans for higher education.
Eligibility is based on the class of crime:
A or B felonies – 15 years
C or D Felonies – 12 years
E felony – 7 years
Any gross misdemeanor 7 years
NRS – domestic violence – 7 years