Do not let a mistake in the past hurt your future.

 Sealing your criminal history will ensure that people do not see what happened in your past. Hire the best defense team at Ristenpart Law to help you through the process.

Ristenpart Law made the sealing process simple. My records were sealed within three weeks. I never again had to explain to a new boss the stupid things I did when I was younger.

- Michael M., Record Sealing Client

What is criminal record sealing?

In Nevada, a person can petition the court to seal their criminal record, making it invisible to background checks and deeming it never to have occurred.  Whether it is was only an arrest with no charges, an arrest with charges that were ultimately dismissed, or a conviction, these encounters with law enforcement remain on your Nevada State criminal history and are shared with the F.B.I.


A record seal is when a court orders a person's criminal records are removed from government and law enforcement databases, as well as, any other agencies involved in the arrest and the court itself.  This way, the general public can no longer find any record of the arrest or conviction in a background search. 

When we seal your criminal record, it is deemed to have never occurred.  You will never have to disclose the fact that you were once arrested or convicted to anyone again.  Your background checks will be clean.  You can even deny having a criminal record while under oath.  Getting a record sealed restores a person's rights to vote, serve on a jury or hold office in Nevada.  

When Can I Petition to SEal My record?

Most convictions in Nevada can be sealed, but you must wait the specified amount of time after the case has closed before petitioning to seal.  A case is considered "closed" in Nevada when the defendant has completed all terms of the sentence. This includes paying all fines, completing any required classes, serving jail time, and/or completing probation.

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These time frames are general as the waiting time can change for certain crimes, like a crime of violence. Some crimes like crimes against a child or felony DUI are never able to be sealed. You must first check with an attorney as to whether your conviction is able to be sealed and what waiting time applies to your case.

Sealing a record is a complex multi-step process which is best done with the assistance of an experienced attorney. We offer reasonable rates and payment plans.  Contact us today to see how we can ensure your past stays in the past.

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