Statute

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §179.247

Nevada amended its criminal record relief law in 2019.  Previously, survivors of trafficking could only petition to vacate convictions or destroy records of arrests and non-prosecuted offenses for prostitution-related crimes. Under the new law, effective October 2019, survivors can seek to vacate convictions for offenses except “crimes of violence.” Crimes of violence are defined as (1) any offense involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against the person or property of another; or (2) any felony for which there is a substantial risk that force or violence may be used against the person or property of another in the commission of the felony.

Survivors must demonstrate in their petition that the offenses were committed as a result of the trafficking. If a court grants the petition, it vacates the conviction and seals all documents and law enforcement records related to the arrest and prosecution. Nevada law also allows survivors to consolidate petitions that would otherwise need to be filed in more than one court.

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