Nebraska Expungement Law

Expungement of Criminal Records – General – Nebraska

1.  What is an expungement?

The process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges.

2.  What records may be expunged?

Criminal history records information may be expunged. N.R.S. § 29-3523.

3.  Who is eligible for an expungement?

1) A person whose arrest is made as a result of an error by a law enforcement agency. N.R.S. § 29-3523.

4.  How do I get records expunged?

Any person arrested due to the error of a law enforcement agency may file a petition with the district court for an order to expunge the criminal history record information related to that error. The petition must be filed in the district court of the county in which the petitioner was arrested. The county attorney must be named as the respondent and must be served with a copy of the petition. The court may grant the petition and issue an order to expunge such information if the petitioner shows by clear and convincing evidence that the arrest was due to error by the arresting law enforcement agency. N.R.S. § 29-3523.


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