2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 16 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS; AID TO VICTIMS OF CRIME
Chapter 213 Pardons and Paroles; Remissions of Fines and Commutations of Punishments
NRS 213.157 Restoration of civil rights after sentence served; limitations.

NRS 213.157 Restoration of civil rights after sentence served; limitations.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person convicted of a felony in the State of Nevada who has served his or her sentence and has been released from prison:

(a) Is immediately restored to the following civil rights:

(1) The right to vote; and

(2) The right to serve as a juror in a civil action.

(b) Four years after the date of his or her release from prison, is restored to the right to hold office.

(c) Six years after the date of his or her release from prison, is restored to the right to serve as a juror in a criminal action.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the civil rights set forth in subsection 1 are not restored to a person who has been released from prison if the person has previously been convicted in this State:

(a) Of a category A felony.

(b) Of an offense that would constitute a category A felony if committed as of the date of his or her release from prison.

(c) Of a category B felony involving the use of force or violence that resulted in substantial bodily harm to the victim.

(d) Of an offense involving the use of force or violence that resulted in substantial bodily harm to the victim and that would constitute a category B felony if committed as of the date of his or her release from prison.

(e) Two or more times of a felony, unless a felony for which the person has been convicted arose out of the same act, transaction or occurrence as another felony, in which case the convictions for those felonies shall be deemed to constitute a single conviction for the purposes of this paragraph.

A person described in this subsection may petition a court of competent jurisdiction for an order granting the restoration of his or her civil rights as set forth in subsection 1.

3. Except for a person subject to the limitations set forth in subsection 2, upon his or her release from prison, a person so released must be given an official document which provides:

(a) That the person has been released from prison;

(b) That the person has been restored to his or her civil rights to vote and to serve as a juror in a civil action as of the date of his or her release from prison;

(c) The date on which his or her civil right to hold office will be restored to the person pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1; and

(d) The date on which his or her civil right to serve as a juror in a criminal action will be restored to the person pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1.

4. Subject to the limitations set forth in subsection 2, a person who has been released from prison in this State or elsewhere and whose official documentation of his or her release from prison is lost, damaged or destroyed may file a written request with a court of competent jurisdiction to restore his or her civil rights pursuant to this section. Upon verification that the person has been released from prison and is eligible to be restored to the civil rights set forth in subsection 1, the court shall issue an order restoring the person to the civil rights set forth in subsection 1. A person must not be required to pay a fee to receive such an order.

5. A person who has been released from prison in this State or elsewhere may present:

(a) Official documentation of his or her release from prison, if it contains the provisions set forth in subsection 3; or

(b) A court order restoring his or her civil rights,

as proof that the person has been restored to the civil rights set forth in subsection 1.

(Added to NRS by 1973, 1844; A 1977, 666; 1993, 39, 1529; 1995, 508; 2001, 1697; 2003, 2695; 2005, 2359)

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