Our Reno criminal defense attorneys have decades of combined experience winning major charge reductions and full dismissals for defendants throughout northern Nevada. And we can usually do this without our clients ever having to appear in court themselves.
In this article, our Nevada criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed after an arrest in Reno?
- 2. How can inmates be bailed out?
- 3. Where is the Reno court?
- 4. Where is the Reno Police station?
- 5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
- 6. What are typical Reno criminal cases?
- 7. Can charges ever get dismissed?
- 8. Why should I get a lawyer?
1. Where are people jailed after an arrest in Reno?
2. How can inmates be bailed out?
Bail can be posted at the Washoe Jail at 911 E. Parr Blvd., Reno, NV 89152 or at the Reno Courthouse at 1 South Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501. Bail can be paid with either cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, bail bonds, or online through GovPayNow. Learn more on how to bail out an inmate from the Washoe County Detention Facility.
3. Where is the Reno court?
The Reno Courthouse is located at 1 South Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501. It houses both Reno Justice Court, which can be reached at (775) 325-6500 – as well as Reno Municipal Court – which can be reached at (775) 334-2290.
Reno Municipal Court hears misdemeanor cases arising out of the city’s incorporated areas. All other criminal offense cases are administered in Reno Justice Court. And if the felony case does not resolve in Justice Court, it will be bound over to the Second Judicial District Court. District Court is located at 75 Court St., Reno, NV 89501. The phone number is (775) 328-3110.
4. Where is the Reno Police station?
The Reno Police Department is located at 455 E. 2nd St, Reno, NV 89502. The phone number is (775) 334-2121.
Note that arrests made on the I-80 are typically done by police officers with the Nevada Highway Patrol.
5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
Criminal cases in Reno Justice Court are prosecuted by the Washoe County District Attorney. The D.A.’s office is located at 1 South Sierra Street, South Tower, 4th Floor, Reno, NV, 89501. The phone number is (775) 328-3200.
Criminal cases in Reno Municipal Court are prosecuted by the Reno City Attorney. The address is One E First Street, 3rd Floor, Reno, NV 89501. The phone number is 775-334-2050.
6. What are typical Reno criminal cases?
Reno judges hear all types of criminal cases. Some common charges include burglary (NRS 205.060), domestic violence (NRS 200.485), shoplifting, drug crimes, solicitation of prostitution (NRS 201.354), casino markers (NRS 205.130), trespass (NRS 207.200), DUI (driving under the influence), battery (NRS 200.481), speeding (NRS 484B.600), and sex crimes – including sexual assault (NRS 200.366).
7. Can charges ever get dismissed?
It is a defense attorney’s job to investigate, negotiate, and litigate every criminal charge to try to get the charges dropped or reduced to a lesser offense. Prosecutors are often willing to negotiate a plea deal in an effort to avoid trial.
8. Why should I get a lawyer?
In practice, defendants with attorneys get more dismissals and charge reductions than defendants who rely on a public defender. Private counsel has the time and resources to wage aggressive settlement talks. And prosecutors typically take defendants more seriously if they hired their own attorney.
Getting arrested by law enforcement on a criminal charge is only the first step of a criminal case. Whether you have been written up for a Reno traffic violation or charged with a drug crime or domestic violence / domestic battery or a white-collar crime, you cannot be convicted unless a judge or jury finds you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That is where our Reno Criminal Defense and DUI Attorneys come in.
Our Reno Criminal Defense Lawyers vigorously negotiate with prosecutors in an attempt to either dismiss your case completely or reduce your charges, thereby lowering any penalties. And we are always ready to go to trial for you, bolstered by our thirty-plus years of experience in criminal law and dozens of successful past trials.
Our experienced DUI defense and trial lawyers can schedule a consultation at your convenience at our law offices to talk about your case and our practice areas. Our managing attorney is Michael Becker Esq., who has more than 25 years of experience as a criminal justice defense lawyer, has a perfect score on AVVO, and has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers.
We offer legal advice and create attorney-client relationships throughout northern Nevada, including the Reno area, Carson City, and Sparks. Our Martindale-Hubbell-recognized criminal law attorneys also practice personal injury law, family law, and estate planning throughout the state, including Las Vegas.