If you or a family member was convicted of a crime in Nevada, it may be possible to seek a pardon of that past offense. If you were to successfully apply and receive a pardon, it would remove “all disabilities resulting from conviction thereof” including restoration of your right to bear arms in Nevada. The governmental entity tasked with reviewing pardon applications in Nevada is the State Board of Pardons Commissioners.
According to NRS 213.010, the SBPC is comprised of the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court. The Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court consist of seven members. The Board is responsible for analyzing pardon applications and making a determination on who should be granted a pardon.
According to NRS 213,010, the meeting held by the Board happens to consider the applications sent by convicts looking for clemency. The meeting is held semiannually or may happen more often depending on the scheduled agenda. The Board decides when to schedule the dates of the meeting. The state statute requires the Board to meet two times per year while the ballot measures require meeting four times per year. Depending on the outcome of the meeting discussing offender’s application, the majority of members must vote in favor for pardon grant to go through. Furthermore, the governor is required by law to be among the majority who votes in favor of an offender.
According to NRS 213,010, the Board provides victims with a written notice 15 days prior to the meeting. The meeting happens when an application by an offender is about to be considered for clemency and therefore victims of crimes committed are notified. Here is the specific statute:
For you to understand better those considered to be victims, it includes. Pursuant to NRS 213.005
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(a ) A person, including a governmental entity, against whom a crime has been committed;
(b) A person who has been injured or killed as a direct result of the commission of a crime; or
(c) A relative of a person described in paragraph (a) or (b). For the purposes of this paragraph, a relative of a person includes:
(1) A spouse, parent, grandparent or stepparent;
(2) A natural-born child, stepchild or adopted child;
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(3) A grandchild, brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister; or
(4) A parent of a spouse.
According to NRS 213.020, you have to follow the right procedures when submitting clemency application and then the Board is going to schedule a meeting. Every applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis. If you demonstrate a good conduct from the time your case was closed, you stand a high chance to be considered. In some cases, the Board may show an exception if the applicant can demonstrate extraordinary circumstance that mitigates disqualifying measures. When you apply, the Board secretary establishes and facilitates the process, depending on your application’s focus, Pursuant to NRS 213.017. You can check the original statute below:
(a) Preparing the agenda for meetings of the Board;
(b) Providing notification to victims on behalf of the Board and the State Board of Parole Commissioners; and
(c) Establishing and facilitating the procedures by which a person may apply to have a fine or forfeiture remitted, a punishment commuted, a pardon granted or his or her civil rights restored by the Board.
The process of applying for a pardon can be difficult and overwhelming. That is why it makes sense to speak to an attorney about the process and get their guidance. Contact our law firm for a free, confidential consultation. In addition to pursuing a pardon, you may also be eligible to have your past criminal record sealed. Contact us to learn more.