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How can I check if I have warrants in Las Vegas?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

It may be possible to check for warrants online or by phone. To check for warrants by phone, it is recommended that the person hire an attorney to check. People with active warrants do not want to risk calling to see if they have a warrant and then having their location tracked by police (though this rarely happens). 

Online warrant check in Las Vegas

To check online for warrants issued by Las Vegas Municipal Court, go to the City of Las Vegas Marshal Warrant Search and enter the person's name and social security number.

To check online for warrants issued by Las Vegas Justice Court, go to the Las Vegas Township Justice Court Records Inquiry and follow the prompts. Cases with active warrants will appear with a red and white "W" to the left of the case number.

Phone warrant check in Las Vegas

For information on warrants issued by Las Vegas Municipal Court, call (702) 229-2067.

For information on warrants issued by Las Vegas Justice Court, call (702) 671-3201.

Warrant checks elsewhere in Clark County

Boulder City Municipal Court:

  • call (702) 293-9278

Boulder City Justice Court

Bunkerville Justice Court

Goodsprings Justice Court

Henderson Municipal Court:

Henderson Justice Court:

Laughlin Justice Court:

Mesquite Municipal Court:

  • call (702) 346-5291

Mesquite Justice Court:

Moapa Justice Court:

Moapa Valley Justice Court:

North Las Vegas Municipal Court:

North Las Vegas Justice Court:

Searchlight Justice Court:

Quashing a warrant in Las Vegas

Anyone with an active warrant can be apprehended by Nevada police at anytime. In felony cases, the police often go out and search for the suspect. In misdemeanor cases, police rarely search for suspects but will not hesitate to arrest them if they happen run their names, such as during traffic stops. People who have an active warrant in Nevada should consult an attorney immediately.

If the warrant is an "arrest warrant" in Nevada, which is issued at the beginning of a case, the defense attorney can contact the prosecutor and try to orchestrate a surrender and a "walk through." This is where the suspect gets booked and released quickly on bail. Then the defendant will be out of custody as the prosecution and defense try to resolve the criminal charges.

If the warrant is a "bench warrant" in Nevada, which is issued during a case when the suspect defies court orders, the defense attorney can file a "motion to quash" with the court. The court will then hold a hearing a few days later, where the defense attorney will try to persuade the judge to lift the warrant. If the judge agrees, the underlying criminal case will continue as it did before.

Learn more about removing warrants in Nevada.

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Neil Shouse

Southern California DUI Defense attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT).

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