13-906. Restoration of civil rights; process

A. At the time of sentencing, the court shall inform a person in writing of the person's right to the restoration of civil rights.

B. The clerk of the court shall notify the department of public safety if the court restores the person's civil rights, including whether a person's right to possess a firearm is restored. The department of public safety shall update the person's criminal history with an annotation that the person's civil rights have been restored and any exceptions ordered but may not redact or remove any part of the person's record.

C. The restoration of a person's civil rights does not preclude the department of public safety or the board of fingerprinting from considering a conviction of a person whose civil rights have been restored when evaluating an application for a fingerprint clearance card pursuant to section 41-1758.03 or 41-1758.07.

D. If the court denies an application for the restoration of a person's civil rights, the court shall state its reasons for the denial in writing.

E. If the restoration of a person's civil rights is discretionary with the court, a victim has the right to be present and be heard at any proceeding in which the defendant files an application for the restoration of civil rights. If the victim has made a request for postconviction notice, the attorney for the state shall provide the victim with notice of the defendant's application and of the rights provided to the victim in this section.