Our criminal defense attorneys understand that without record sealing, drug charges in Las Vegas can seriously hurt your employment prospects. That’s why criminal defense office is proud to offer record sealing for drug charges.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, your criminal defense attorney should explain that record sealing and expungement of your record for a criminal charge and drug conviction is a multi-step process.
Nevada law only recognizes record sealing and does not recognize expungment for criminal defense case or other drug charge cases. But record sealing is available for criminal defense drug charges.
When record sealing is successful for your criminal defense conviction or drug conviction is closed off from the world. Only governmental agencies and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, can look passed the record seal to see a criminal defense conviction.
The first step is to obtain a current, verified copy of your criminal history for the purpose of sealing your record. Contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at (702) 828-3475 for instructions and fee information.
If the charges resulted in a conviction, we must also obtain a "judgment of conviction and discharge." we can obtain discharge papers from the District Court Clerk at 200 Lewis Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155.
The second step is to type up a stipulation, petition, affidavit and order. (Sample forms can be found at the Clark County District Attorney’s website.)
Both the petition and the order must include:
If our clients Nevada criminal history (from step 1) does not include a final disposition, we must obtain documentation of the final disposition from either the law enforcement agency that arrested our client or the court where the arrest was filed.
The petition and order must also list all the agencies that have copies of our client’s criminal record, such as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Clark County District Attorney. (See a list of possible agencies at the Clark County District Attorney’s website.)
The client must sign and date the stipulation, petition, affidavit and order. Then we make three (3) copies of the signed stipulation, three (3) copies of the signed petition and signed affidavit, and three (3) copies of the signed order.
The third step is to mail (or drop off) all the paperwork to the Clark County District Attorney’s office at 200 Lewis Avenue, Room 3303, P.O. Box 552212, Las Vegas, NV 89155.
The package should include:
Once the DA’s office sends back the signed petition we must submit the petition to the Court. (The Court must sign the order sealing the records).
Once the Court grants the petition we must send the signed order to the agencies that have copies of our client’s criminal record so the records can be sealed.
Contact our office today to discuss your criminal law matter.
We always give you an honest assessment of your charges and what we can do to help.
Our Law Office will review you criminal record and determine if it can be sealed.
We are available for a free consultation during regular business hours, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome!
Our Las Vegas record sealing attorneys will prepare a strong complete petition to insure your record gets sealed the first time!
Our number: 702-432-1000.