Can I Get A Nevada Name Change If I Have A Criminal Record?
Yes. You can get a name change in Nevada even with a criminal record.
Here are the steps for a name change if you have a felony record:
First, fill out the paperwork we identified above including: the cover sheet, petition for name change, notice of name change, request for summary disposition and declaration.
Follow the steps we identified above to fill out your paperwork except you will need to disclose that you have a felony conviction.
In your petition, you will need to identify the date of your felony conviction, the felony charge you were convicted of, the city and state where you were convicted and a case number if possible.
In addition to all of the paperwork above, you will need to be fingerprinted twice.
Not sure where to get fingerprinted? Most local police substations will allow you to have your fingerprints taken.
One set of fingerprints must be submitted when you submit your name change petition.
You may need to attend a hearing to explain to the judge why you want your name changed if you have a felony conviction.
Essentially, the judge may want to be sure you aren't changing your name to avoid warrants or for other nefarious purposes.