Nevada Criminal Records Search

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How to Check for Nevada Criminal Records

The Nevada Department of Public Safety Records, Communications and Compliance Division handles criminal records for the state. They allow you to obtain a copy of your own criminal record easily by filling out a form and providing ID. They do not allow public access to criminal records on their website. You can contact local police to get that information, or you can use a third-party online search service to find someone’s criminal background and review it.

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Federal Records vs. Court Criminal Records in Nevada

Nevada uses the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to allow public access to federal court records. They have a link to it right from their website. Each district court has a site where you can search for criminal cases and print documents out. You may also choose to visit the courthouse in person and request copies of specific cases. You can also use an online service to find both federal and district court case files.


How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?

Most misdemeanors can be expunged from your record after only two years, following completion of your sentencing — however, things like domestic abuse or DUIs you have to wait seven years before applying to have them expunged. All felonies can be sealed at some point, but different types of crimes require a more extended waiting period. Some can even be downgraded to a misdemeanor instead of being sealed. They have an extensive list of other requirements you must follow before starting the petition process for expungement.


Who Can Lookup your Criminal Background?

Landlords, rental agents, military organizations and government agencies, schools, gun dealers, and the general public can all look up your criminal history without any hassle or delay. There are state resources and other third-party online search portals that make it quick and easy. You can also get a copy of your own pretty quickly.


Why Check Someone’s Filed Criminal Charges?

Before engaging in online dating, it might be a good idea to check on the person’s criminal history. It’s so easy to do, and it makes sense. Landlords often use them before renting property, and government agencies use them before selling firearms or issuing licenses.


Types of Criminal Records

The types of criminal information contained in a criminal record will be basic information like name, address, phone number, and a physical description. You might also see mug shots and fingerprints. Any charges including felonies, misdemeanors, and other violations will also show up. Your sentencing and prison stints will also be included.


How Are NV Criminal Records Created?

Whenever a police officer arrests someone the paper trail begins. Every time something happens after that, as a criminal is prosecuted through the system, a form is filled in, or a document created it adds to the file. All this paperwork becomes someone’s criminal history record.