Getting arrested for DUI does not mean you will be convicted. Police misconduct, defective breathalyzers and crime lab mistakes may be enough to get your charges lessened or dismissed. Visit our page on Nevada DUI Laws to learn more.
Las Vegas Justice Court, Criminal Division
200 Lewis Avenue, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 552511
Las Vegas, NV 89155-2511
Do not send cash. Instead send either:
personal check (be sure to include the case number)
money order (be sure to include the case number)
cashier’s check (be sure to include the case number)
Call the Clerk’s office with any questions at (702) 671-3201.
Las Vegas Justice Court information
People who are arrested for any charge in the unincorporated area of Las Vegas — or who are arrested for a gross misdemeanor or felony in the incorporated area of Las Vegas — will have their initial Nevada arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court. (People arrested for misdemeanors in the incorporated area of Las Vegas will have their entire cases handled in Las Vegas Municipal Court.)
Misdemeanor charges are litigated in their entirety in Las Vegas Justice Court, whereas felony cases may get “bound over” to the Eighth Judicial District Court if the defendant and prosecutors cannot resolve the case (such as through a Nevada plea bargain). Defendants who are convicted of crimes in Las Vegas Justice court may appeal their case to the Eighth Judicial District Court.
About the Author
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.