Sealing Juvenile Records in Nevada

Sealing of Juvenile Records in Nevada

Part of growing up is making poor choices. Some of these carry heavy consequences, like being charged with juvenile delinquency. Most kids learn their lesson after suffering the consequences. Unfortunately, having a juvenile record can harm an individual’s prospects for attending school and getting the job they want.

That’s why it’s possible to have juvenile records sealed. In Nevada, NRS 62H.130 deals with sealing juvenile records. The law provides for a juvenile’s record to be automatically sealed when they turn 21. However, certain offenses like sexual assault and violent offenses that would have been a felony do not get automatically sealed. Generally, individuals have to wait until the age of 30 to ask for sealing of these records. If they have been charged with another crime, the judge can easily reject their petition.

Sometimes it’s possible to compel the court to seal a juvenile record before the offender reaches the age of 21. ¬†NRS 62H.130 provides that if at least three years have passed since the offense and the child has stayed out of trouble, then the record may be sealed.

Knowing whether or not a juvenile record is eligible for sealing is tricky. That’s why it’s vital to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney like those who are a part of the Potter Law Offices. Contact Cal Potter to learn more about options for having juvenile records sealed.