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It depends. Most juvenile delinquencies are automatically sealed once the person turns 21. But some records may never be sealed.
1. When does Nevada law say that a juvenile record can get sealed?
When someone gets adjudged delinquent as a juvenile in Nevada, the delinquency goes on that child’s juvenile record. When the child turns 21, the delinquencies will be automatically sealed from his/her record.1
any other violent felony (or threat to use violence).2
For these above charges, the child has the burden of petitioning the juvenile court to seal the record in Nevada. And if any of these charges are still on the child’s record by the time he/she reaches 21, he/she will need to wait until age 30 to ask the juvenile court to seal it.
And even then, the court may choose not to seal it, especially if the child has picked up other offenses as an adult.
Will a Nevada juvenile conviction stay on my record? Can I seal it?
2. Can a child try to seal a record before turning 21?
Yes. Children can petition the Nevada juvenile court to get their juvenile records sealed before turning 21.
However, children must wait at least three years from when they are adjudged delinquent before asking the court to seal a record.
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.