Our Searchlight criminal defense attorneys have decades of combined experience fighting for charge dismissals and reductions. And our clients usually never have to appear before a judge personally because we handle all court appearances on their behalf.
In this article, our Nevada criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where happens if I get arrested in Searchlight?
- 2. How do I bail out inmates?
- 3. Where is the Searchlight Courthouse?
- 4. Where is the police department?
- 5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
- 6. What are common crimes in Searchlight?
- 7. Can the charges be reduced or dismissed?
- 8. Do I really need a lawyer?
1. What happens if I get arrested in Searchlight?
Arrestees may be initially booked at the police substation located at 1090 Cottonwood Cove Rd, Searchlight, NV 89046. The phone number is (702) 297-1748.
Arrestees who are not released may then be transferred to the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC). The CCDC is located at 330 South Casino Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89101. And its phone number is (702) 671-3900. Search for inmates here.
2. How do I bail out inmates?
To bail out inmates being held at the CCDC, go to our article on bailing out an inmate at the CCDC or contact Pre Trial Services at (702) 671-3285. The CCDC typically accepts cash, cashier’s checks, and Visa or Mastercard up to $10,000. There is also a $50 filing fee.
Note that people can always hire a bail bondsman to post bail.
3. Where is the Searchlight Courthouse?
Searchlight Justice Court is located at 1090 Cottonwood Cove Rd., Searchlight, NV 89046. Its phone number is (702) 297-1252. And operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Searchlight Justice Court hears cases involving all misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses that allegedly happened in Searchlight. But felony cases which persist past the preliminary hearing stage get transferred to the Clark County District Court in downtown Las Vegas.
4. Where is the police department?
The Searchlight Police – which is an offshoot of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police – is located in the same as the Justice Court at 1090 Cottonwood Cove Rd, Searchlight, NV 89046. The phone number is (702) 297-1748.
Note that the Nevada Highway Patrol often issues citations for traffic violations occurring on the US 95 near Searchlight.
5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
All criminal cases in Searchlight are prosecuted by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. The D.A.’s office’s address is 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, and its phone number is (702) 671-2500.
6. What are common crimes in Searchlight?
7. Can the charges be reduced or dismissed?
It may be possible to negotiate with prosecutors in order to achieve a criminal charge dismissal or significant reduction to a lesser offense. Depending on the circumstances, the D.A. may be willing to reduce a DUI charge down to a reckless driving charge.
8. Do I really need a lawyer?
Having a private attorney can only help criminal defendants in the following three ways:
- An attorney can appear in court for the defendant so he/she does not have to miss work and travel to go to court;
- An experienced criminal defense attorney knows all the best strategies for negotiating a favorable plea deal with prosecutors; and
- A private attorney gives defendants more legitimacy in the eyes of prosecutors, and the D.A. is typically more willing to offer favorable plea bargains to defendants represented by counsel.
Remember, getting arrested does not mean that you are guilty. Our Searchlight Nevada Criminal Defense lawyers and DUI attorneys possess more than thirty years of combined criminal law experience, including more than sixty jury trials. Our criminal lawyers work rapidly and efficiently to try to get your case thrown out or your charges reduced so any penalties are minimized.
If you have been cited or arrested for a DUI, domestic violence, drug crime, sex crime, white-collar crime, traffic tickets, or any other misdemeanor or felony in Searchlight NV, phone our Searchlight Criminal Defense Lawyers at any time to schedule a consultation for legal advice.
In addition to criminal cases, our law office’s practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation, and appellate law. No matter the area of law, our Super Lawyer-rated attorneys have years of experience in pursuing the best possible outcome and providing the best legal help throughout Nevada including Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas.