LAS VEGAS –De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas’ most well-respected law firms specializing in criminal, personal injury, and immigration law, has launched Background Lock, a service where criminal records can be sealed.
A statute of limitations applies to the record-sealing process, depending on the type of crime a person committed. For instance, records can be sealed after a case has been closed for two years for a misdemeanor, five years for a gross misdemeanor and seven years for an “enhanceable misdemeanor” – a misdemeanor charge that becomes more severe based on past convictions, such as a DUI or domestic violence-related battery. There is no waiting period for charges that have been dismissed or denied.
A person must wait seven years after a Category E felony case closes, 12 years for a Category C or D felony and 15 years for a Category A or B felony, the most serious of crimes. Criminal records that can never be sealed include crimes against children, felony DUIs, sex offenses and cases in which a person was dishonorably discharged from probation or parole or had their probation revoked.
Longtime local attorney Nancy Bernstein is leading this work for De Castroverde Law Group.
“You don’t have to pay for a past mistake forever,” Bernstein said. “Having your criminal record sealed frees you from worry and opens up the door to new opportunities for many of our clients.”
About De Castroverde Law Group
Brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde founded the law firm in 2005, building on the practice established by their father, Waldo De Castroverde. De Castroverde Law Group practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and immigration law. With more than five decades of combined legal experience, De Castroverde Law Group provides aggressive, dependable legal representation. A majority of the firm’s attorneys are fluent in Spanish. For more information on De Castroverde Law Group, call (702) 222-9999 or visit www.dlgteam.com.