Moapa is a tiny unincorporated town with a large land area in the northern part of Clark County, Nevada, that is known for its proximity to the Moapa River Indian Reservation. Its Justice Court mainly handles alleged violations of Nevada traffic ticket law.
This page supplies basic information about Moapa Township Justice Court, including hours, location, and bail information.
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1) Location, phone number, and hours of operation for Moapa Township Justice Court
The address of Moapa Township Justice Court is 1340 E. Hwy, Moapa, NV 89025. Meanwhile, the mailing address is Moapa Township Justice Court, P.O. Box 280, Moapa, NV 89025.
Moapa Township Justice Court can be reached by phone at (702) 864-2333, and the fax line is (702) 864-2585. Their email address is [email protected].
The Moapa Township Justice Court office is open four days a week on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but court is usually held only on Wednesdays.
2) Case information for Moapa Township Justice Court
You can search for case information and court dates online on the Moapa Township Justice Court calendar. You can also phone the court directly at (702) 864-2333 for more information.
Moapa Township Justice Court hears every stage of misdemeanor cases and traffic matters allegedly occurring in Moapa. But if the charge involves a felony, the case may ultimately be “bound over” to Clark County District Court in downtown Las Vegas at 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155. The phone number for Clark County District Court is (702) 671-4528.
3) Traffic Matters in Moapa Township Justice Court
The vast majority of criminal cases heard in the Moapa Township Justice Court concern Nevada traffic ticket law. Often these matters can be resolved without you having to appear in court at all as long as you pay any fines on time and your case does not go to trial.
Traffic Court in Moapa Township Justice Court is held once a week on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. You or your attorney can appear in court to talk to the judge about your traffic citation on any Wednesday up to and including the original arraignment date; however, you cannot appear until the court has your citation on file, which usually takes two weeks from the time you were cited.
If your citation was for lack of insurance, registration or a license, it is recommended that you or your attorney mail, fax or email the Moapa Court copies of your proof of insurance, registration or license prior to coming to court so the judge can review them. (Remember to include your name, address, phone number as well as citation number with whatever you send in.)
If your citation was for a broken car light, windshield or mirror or for no front plate, you must provide Moapa Township Justice Court with proof that you fixed it prior to your arraignment date. The court accepts photographs and receipts, or an officer can inspect your car and then sign off on your citation or complete an affidavit swearing that you made the fixes. Be sure to remind the officer to include their badge number and phone number on their paperwork.
If you and your attorney opt to plead not guilty in a traffic matter, you can do so either in person or in writing. If you do so by writing, the Moapa Township Justice Court will mail you what your trial date will be.
4) Paying fines at Moapa Township Justice Court
Moapa Township Justice Court accepts the following forms of payment for fines:
- cash (but only in person at the clerk’s window)
- Visa and Master Card
- money order made payable to Moapa Justice Court
- cashier’s check made payable to Moapa Justice Court
- personal check made payable to Moapa Justice Court (but checks will not be accepted if payment is late)
- Western Union
Make sure to include your case’s citation number on your checks or money orders. (Criminal fines include the original fine for the crime, administrative fees, facility fees and a specialty court fee.)
5) Attire & Other Rules for Moapa Township Justice Court
You will not be allowed into the Moapa Township Justice Court if you are wearing sunglasses, revealing shirts, shorts, or clothing with offensive words. The bailiffs search you for weapons before you are allowed into the courtroom, and you may not put your hands in your pockets while you are talking to the judge.
Moapa Township Justice Court also prohibits eating, drinking or chewing gum, and the bailiffs will confiscate your cell phones if you do not keep them turned off.
6) Bail and Jail information for Moapa Township Justice Court
Moapa does not have a local jail. People incarcerated for crimes allegedly committed in Moapa are usually booked at the Clark County Detention Center in downtown Las Vegas and transported by shuttle to Moapa Justice Court to appear. Click on our information page for Clark County Detention Center to learn where and how to post bail.
7) Language interpreters at Moapa Township Justice Court
Moapa Township Justice Court does supply translators for any language. Call the court at (702) 864-2333 to ensure that an interpreter will be available on your upcoming court date.
8) Additional Resources
- Moapa Township Justice Court
- Clark County District Court
- Clark County District Attorney
- Moapa Town Advisory Board
- Band of Paiutes Moapa River Indian Reservation
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If you have been charged for a criminal offense in or around Moapa, call our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys for a phone meeting today.