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Criminal Division

The Court Clerk's Criminal Customer Service Office is located on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue. Business hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays.

Customers will ONLY be able to obtain customer service tickets from the Court's Q-Matic Customer Call System through 4:00 PM.

The information number for the Criminal Division is (702) 671-3201. The FAX number is (702) 671-3175.

Arraignments

Defendants are REQUIRED to appear on the date and time given upon release from custody, provided on the misdemeanor citation, or the date and time determined in court. Failure to appear can result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, and forfeiture of any bail on deposit. Court appearance dates cannot be extended.  For more information on setting court dates, see Criminal Motion Filing.

Calendars for all Clark County Justice Courts are now available for On-line Inquiry. Complete instructions on how to search for calendar dates can be found on the Calendar Inquiry Page.

On the court date defendants should consult the alphabetical directory in the lobby of the Regional Justice Center immediately upon entering the building. All defendant names are listed and a courtroom location will be displayed. 

Information Booth staff can provide further assistance and assist in locating a defendant name or courtroom location. Additional help or information on the status of criminal cases is available from the Justice Court Clerk's Office on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center.

Defendants must appear before the judge wearing appropriate courtroom attire. Shoes are required, and no shorts or tank tops may be worn. Children must be quiet while in the courtroom.

Information on the status of a criminal case, warrant, court appearance, or missed court date can ONLY be obtained by coming to the Justice Court Criminal Clerk's Office. This includes rescheduling missed court dates. Persons with outstanding bench warrants will not be arrested in the office.

Inmate Information Lookup

It is now possible to "Search" for individuals who have been arrested by name, inmate ID number, or Justice Court Case number by using the Clark County Detention Center's Inmate Information System.  Once the name of the inmate is located, information on the status of the inmate can be viewed.

The inmate inquiry system provides information on an arrestee's status in the following areas: name, arrest date, ID number, court case number, personal identifiers, charges, bail information, housing information, release status, and court information.  

Criminal Motion Filing

Individuals not represented by an attorney should consider contacting one for assistance. Individuals represented by a private attorney should contact counsel regarding any Criminal Motion. Individuals represented by the Public Defender's Office should contact them for assistance. The Clark County Public Defender's Office phone number is (702) 455-4685.

Court employees are prevented by statute from providing legal advice. For information regarding specific legal issues, you should consult an attorney, or research the matter at your local Law Library.

If you are NOT represented by an attorney, you can submit a Motion to place your case on calendar.  Motion forms are available in the Justice Court Clerk's Office, or may be downloaded from the Forms Page.  

Please be sure to show the CASE NUMBER and/or other identifiers, such as the Defendant's I.D. NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER and DATE-OF-BIRTH (DOB), on all documents sent to the court.  Defendants with multiple criminal cases must submit separate documents for each case!

The following guidelines are used by the Las Vegas Justice Court in processing Motions received from criminal justice agencies, attorneys, defendants and the general public.

  1. All motions for criminal cases will be placed on calendar no sooner than two (2) judicial days* from the date the motion is Filed.  If a motion is filed and the preliminary hearing or trial date is already set within the 2-day time frame, said motion will be heard at the time of the preliminary hearing or trial.
  2. All motions must be received in the Justice Court Clerk's Office no later than 11:00 AM.  Any motions received after 11:00 AM will be put on calendar three (3) available judicial days in the future.

Defendants, who live outside Clark County, or in other States, may send a motion or request to the Judge to enter their plea by mail (both US mail and E-mail) or fax (702) 671-3175. You MUST include a complete explanation covering why a personal appearance is not possible. Requests from local residents cannot be considered.  The correspondence will be forwarded to the Judge who may direct the matter be referred to the District Attorney’s Office, and/or placed on calendar.  Depending on the Charge(s), it may be necessary for the Defendant to hire an attorney.

Criminal Records

Criminal Case Record information is available either in person or by mail.

You may obtain records in person from the Las Vegas Justice Court Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor, Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue. Customer hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays: 

Or you can request them through the mail.  Record searches requested by mail should be sent to: Las Vegas Justice Court; Att. Criminal Customer Service Division, P O Box 552511, Las Vegas, NV  89155-2511.  For faster mail service, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Please allow up to 21 - 30 judicial (working) days for a response.

Case Files for years prior to 2002 are stored in a warehouse.  A MINIMUM of 3 - additional working days is required to order and deliver these files to the Clerk's Office.  To minimize your waiting period, we suggest you send a FAX request listing the Defendant Name, Case Number, and type of documents you need.  If you provide a telephone number or FAX number, the court will notify you when the documents are available.  The Clerk's Criminal Office Customer Service Division FAX number is: (702) 671-3175.

If you have an inquiry regarding an arrest or an event number, which occurred in the City of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, or in an area outside of the Las Vegas Township, you must contact courts in those jurisdictions for information. If you wish information on an arrest, or criminal history information, contact the Metropolitan Police Department Records Office, their phone number is (702) 795-3111.

By Statute, customers must pay the required research Fee for criminal case record search requests.  The Fee is $1.00 per Year* searched per Name.  Customers should specify the number of years they wish the record search to cover.  Due to Nevada record retention standards, once a criminal case is closed the information is retained a maximum of TEN (10) YEARS.  Therefore, records from closed cases older than TEN (10) CALENDAR YEARS may not be available. 

To ensure complete coverage of the search, please provide the following information:  the Defendant's full name  (Last, First, MI); Date of Birth; Social Security Number; or other identifiers.  *NOTE: If a specific time period for the search is not given (such as five (5) years), then the full TEN (10) YEAR time period will be searched.

The Fee payment should be made to the "Las Vegas Justice Court."  Please use a check or money order for the payment.  Do not send cash through the mail. 

Due to Legislative changes, fees are collected from non-criminal justice agencies, the general public and inmates according to the fee structure guidelines.  Any agency of criminal justice will NOT be charged fees as per Nevada Statute 179A.140.  All private customers (research companies, attorneys, etc.) not covered by this Statute must pay for research and documents.  These fees must be provided in advance of the request.

Please be aware, if the records are being used for legal purposes, you may wish to have the court "Certify" the documents as "true and correct copies of the original".

Fee payments are required for document copies and Certification of Records.  The Fee for a Certified Copy of a document is $3.00; and the copying Fee is $ .30 per page. (Note: As of July 1, 2013, the new rate for the copying fee will be $0.50 per page.)

To expedite return of documents, we suggest sending $5.00 to $10.00 by check or money order for the Fee payment.  All overpayments will be refunded with the returned materials.

Information on the status of Criminal matters is also available from the Clark County District Attorney's Office, (702) 455-4711.  If you have an inquiry regarding a Bad Check, contact the District Attorney's Bad Check Unit at (702) 455-2960.

Criminal Warrants

To resolve a criminal warrant, the defendant MUST do one of the following:

Contact an Attorney to complete the appropriate actions. If you are represented by private counsel, please contact them for assistance. Individuals represented by the Public Defender's Office should contact them for assistance. The Clark County Public Defender's Office phone number is (702) 455-4685.

If you are NOT represented by an attorney, you can schedule a court appearance by coming to Justice Court Criminal Records Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue.

To schedule a court appearance, you must complete a Motion to Place on Calendar a proceeding to Recall or Quash the Warrant. The minimum time necessary to place a matter on calendar is two (2) judicial days. The warrant will stay in effect until the court appearance and it is recalled or quashed by a Judge.

Criminal Restitution/Fine Payments

After a sentence on the Criminal Charge(s) has been imposed, the Defendant should be sure to accomplish the following items.

COMPLETE THE FINE, FEE, AND RESTITUTION PAYMENT ORDERED BY THE COURT:  Click on the short cut links to see how payment can be made by US Mail, Western Union Electronic Check, In-Person and from other Countries. Payments must be made in U.S. Funds.

Send Payment by Mail

Send the payment for the criminal case through the USPS mail using a personal check, money order, or cashier's check.  

Payments must be made out to the Las Vegas Justice Court. The MAILING ADDRESS is: Justice Court Criminal Customer Service Office, PO Box 552511, Las Vegas, NV 89155-2511. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Be sure to write the CASE NUMBER on the check or money order to ensure your payment is applied correctly. Payments without this information risk being posted to the wrong case.

Payments MUST BE RECEIVED no later than twenty-one (21) working days prior to the next appearance date!  Any mail payment received after this deadline may not be received and posted when the case is heard in court.  This may result in the court issuing a Bench Warrant for non-completion of requirements!

If you wish a receipt showing that the payment was processed, you MUST INCLUDE a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Send Payment Electronically

Payments MUST BE RECEIVED no later than five (5) working days prior to the next scheduled court date!  Any electronic payment received after this deadline may not be received and posted when the case is heard in court.  This may result in the court issuing a Bench Warrant for non-completion of requirements!

For further information, contact Western Union for directions on the QUICK COLLECT® process, and how to send the payment amount to the Justice Customer Service Office. 

The following information is needed to complete the transaction.

Pay to:  Justice Court LV Township

Code City:  LVCLERKSERVICES

State:  NV

Defendant's full name

Defendant's Criminal Case number and SSN#

When a customer makes their payment, they will receive a 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).  This number identifies the payment and MUST be referenced in all inquiries.

* The Fee for payments made through Western Union DO NOT GO TO THE COURT and are solely the responsibility of Western Union, its subsidiaries, the credit card companies, and issuing banks.  Any disputes arising out of payments using the Western Union QUICK COLLECT® service, are not the responsibility of the Las Vegas Justice Court, Clark County, or any other County Departments.

Any disputes regarding fee payments MUST be resolved between the customer and Western Union and not the Las Vegas Justice Court.

Make Your Payment In-Person

Payments are accepted at the Justice Court Clerk’s Office during regular business hours by cash, VISA©, MASTERCARD®, ATM and Debit cards, personal check, money order, or cashier's check.  The Clerk's Criminal Records Office is located at: 2ND floor  Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. LAS VEGAS NV  89155.  

Be sure to write the CRIMINAL CASE NUMBER on the check or money order to ensure your payment is applied correctly. Payments without this information risk being posted to the wrong criminal case.

Payments MUST BE RECEIVED no later than two (2) working days prior to the next scheduled!  Any in-person payment received after this deadline may not be completed and posted when the case is heard in court.  This may result in the court issuing a Bench Warrant for non-completion of requirements!

Payments cannot be accepted at the Clerk's Office on the day of the proceeding because the Case File is in the courtroom.

Payment From Outside the U.S.

For customers living outside the United States, payment MUST be made in U.S. Funds. Any payment instrument that has a U.S. bank listed, or have U.S. Funds printed, is acceptable. Justice Court will accept Foreign Money Orders and Personal Checks as long as "U.S. FUNDS" and/or "U.S. DOLLAR ACCOUNT" is printed on the payment.  Please DO NOT send payment by foreign currency, International money order, or postal order.

OVERPAYMENT 

If there is an overpayment, the correct amount of the payment is subtracted and the balance is refunded by mail to the person who made the payment.  Failure to cash the Refund Check DOES NOT prevent the Court from issuing a Conviction Notice.

Effective October 1, 2007, the Las Vegas Justices of the Peace have Ordered that if the amount of the overpayment is less than $15.00 the court will not issue an immediate refund.  Instead, the following guidelines will be used:

INSUFFICIENT FUND CHECKS RECEIVED BY THE COURT will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and additional fees and fine. The court cooperates with the Clark County District Attorney's Office to prevent bad check losses. The issuance of a check or draft without sufficient money or with the intent to defraud is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months or by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by both fine and imprisonment. Moreover, if that instrument  is in the amount of $250.00 or more, this constitutes a category "D" felony, punishable as provided in NRS 193.130.

 

 

 

 

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