On this page, our Las Vegas Criminal Defense attorneys give you general information about Las Vegas's three courts: Las Vegas Municipal Court, Las Vegas Justice Court, and Clark County District Court (also called the Eighth Judicial District Court).
Las Vegas Municipal Court handles misdemeanor and traffic cases allegedly occurring within the city limits. Las Vegas Justice Court hears all other criminal cases in Las Vegas. A Justice Court case may eventually be transferred (or "bound over") to Clark County District Court if the criminal charges include felonies or gross misdemeanors. (Note that appeals to the Nevada Court of Appeals and Nevada Supreme Court are heard in the Nevada Supreme Court building in Las Vegas).
Address & Contact Information
Las Vegas Muni Court, Las Vegas Justice Court, and Clark County District Court are all located in the Regional Justice Center, located at 200 Lewis Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89155.
To contact Las Vegas Municipal Court, call (702) 671-4528.
To contact Las Vegas Justice Court, call (702) 671-3116.
To contact Clark County District Court, call (702) 382-6878.
Las Vegas Municipal Court is open on Mondays through Thursdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Justice Court is open on Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clark County District Court is open on Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Muni case information is searchable at the Las Vegas Municipal Court Search Page. Or you can call the court at (702) 671-4528 to check if your case is in Las Vegas Muni Court.
Las Vegas Justice Court case information is searchable online at the Las Vegas Justice Court Search Page. Or you can call the court at (702) 671-3116 and have them run a search.
Las Vegas District Court case information is also searchable online at the District Case Inquiry page. Or call the District Court at (702) 382-6878 to get case information.
Las Vegas Municipal Court
To post bail for someone who is incarcerated at Las Vegas City Jail for a case in Las Vegas Municipal Court, you can go to the Las Vegas City Jail's bail window, located at 3200 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101. The window is open all day and night. Call the jail at (702) 229-6460 for payment instructions.
Las Vegas Justice Court
To post bail for someone incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center for a case in Las Vegas Justice Court, go to the Clark County Detention Center, located in downtown Las Vegas at 330 South Casino Center Drive (see map here).
The pre-trial services window is open twenty-four hours a day, and they accept the following payments:
- Cash (but only if it's the full and exact amount)
- Visa or Mastercard (up to $3,000)
- Cashier's check, made payable to "Las Vegas Justice Court"
- Money order, made payable to "Las Vegas Justice Court"
- Western Union Quick Collect, made payable to "Justice Court."
Clark County District Court
Where you may post bail for someone incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center for a case in District Court depends upon the time of day:
During business hours (Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), go to the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Ave. You may pay in cashier's check or money order made payable to the "Clerk of the Court."
After business hours, go to the Clark County Detention Center, located in downtown Las Vegas at 330 South Casino Center Drive. You can pay by cash at the Pre-trial Services window. If you wish to pay by bond, speak with the clerks at the glass reception area.
For more information on bail procedures, call Pre-trial Services at (702) 455-3462.
The Regional Justice Center enforces a strict dress code. Refrain from wearing shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, or shirts that show your midriff. All hats and sunglasses must be taken off prior to entering the courtroom.
The Regional Justice Center provides interpreters for non-English speaking defendants during court hearings. It's a good idea to call the court before your hearing, though, to make sure one will be available.
If you cannot afford an attorney, the court clerk will give you an application form for a court-appointed attorney. However, we strongly encourage you to retain private counsel for all criminal matters.
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