If you or a family member has been convicted of a criminal offense, you may have questions or concerns related to fine, sentencing, and the possibility of pursuing a pardon. The information below sheds light on these important topics, which are addressed in a set of statutory provisions that can be found in Nevada Revised Statutes 213.005 thru 213.100.
The term “victim” refers to any person or entity directly affected by your crime. This includes the person your crime was committed against, anyone injured or killed as a result of the crime, and any immediate family (extending to grandparents and grandchildren) of the first two mentioned.
The State Board of Pardons Commissioners is comprised of Governor and Attorney General and the justices of the State Supreme Court. There is also a Secretary that serves the Board. The Board meets at least semiannually, but they may be more often as set by the Board.
It is possible to pursue restoration of your civil rights. If you are a Category A felon, a Category B felon but your crime brought about substantial bodily harm, or if you have two or more felony convictions, your civil rights aren’t restored automatically like everyone else’s. It can be a lengthy process, and the amount of time varies depending on your case.
Your civil rights might be expedited by the Board of Paroles, however, under certain conditions. They are:
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If you are convicted of a heinous crime and sentenced to the death penalty, it is possible to seek a commutation. The State will make out a written statement that includes your name, time and place of conviction, the exact kind, amount, and character of punishment given in its stead, and the location of the documented sentence or punishment. This statement will be sufficient proof of your release from the death penalty.
If you’re given a full, unconditional pardon, then all your rights will be restored including your right to bear arms. However, the document must state your right to bear arms.
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