Las Vegas Justice Court Rules

LVJC Court Amends Order Re Guidelines for Own Recognizance Releases 

Update 2/26/2019: An updated order reflects a third amendment. (This includes changes to the Las Vegas Justice Court’s Administrative OR release procedure.) See PDF: https://www.clarkcountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/LVJC-AO-18-04-Third-Amendment.pdf Update 2/8/2019: An updated order reflects a second amendment. (The phrase “or warrant of arrest” was deleted on Line 11 of Page 2.) See PDF: https://www.clarkcountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/LVJC-AO-18-04-Second-Amendment.pdf On January 15, 2019, […]

LVJC Order Updates to Guidelines Re Own Recognizance Releases

On December 7, 2018, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an order in the administrative matter regarding “guidelines for administrative own recognizance releases” for the Las Vegas Justice Court. Administrative Order 18-04 addresses the conditions for release of persons held without bail, and entitled to bail. AO #18-04 lists information related to how Pre-Trial Services shall […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Admin Order 15-05 Amended (5-31-2018)

On May 31, 2018, the Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure signed an amended administrative order in regards to misdemeanor releases. See LVJC-AO-15-05-Misdemeanor-Releases-(Final-#3-Amended-5-31-18) (PDF download).  The amended order became effective immediately. NOTES: This order includes a minor correction to the order announced previously. The difference from the original order is that […]

Joint Court Order to Modify Admin Procedures for Certain Defendants

On August 21, 2017, a joint order was signed by the chief judges of the Las Vegas Justice Court and the Eighth Judicial District Court related to the procedures for handling of cases involving a defendant with an indictment in both courts. Administrative Order #17-10 addresses matters related to the process and timing for dismissals […]

New Administrative Order to Address Misdemeanor Releases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On May 6, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Joe Bonaventure signed an order (effective immediately) that addresses the condition for release of defendants who are arrested on one or more misdemeanor charges, and no gross-misdemeanor or felony charges. See Amendment to Administrative Order 15-05 (AO 15-05), a detailed four-page PDF document:  15-05-Misdemeanor-Releases-(Final)

Procedures Amended for Assignments of DUI and Vehicular Crime Cases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On April 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court ordered amendments (effective immediately) to the policies and procedures for the assignment of cases involving DUI cases and vehicular-crime cases. To read the detailed four-page document, download the PDF file:  15-03-DUI-Case-Assignments-(Amended-Final)     Related story (April 7, 2015): “Las Vegas Justice Court Changes Procedures for Assignments […]

Procedures Amended for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On April 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court ordered amendments (effective immediately) to procedures for the assignment of cases involving domestic violence. To read the detailed three-page document, download the PDF file: 15-04-DV-Case-Assignments-(Amended-Final)   Related story (April 7, 2015): “Las Vegas Justice Court Clarifies Procedures for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases,” https://www.clarkcountybar.org/2015/las-vegas-justice-court-clarifies-procedures-for-assignments-of-dv-cases/

Las Vegas Justice Court Clarifies Procedures for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases

On April 1, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an administrative order (AO 15-04) clarifies the assignment policies for Domestic-Violence cases. See PDF:  15-04–DV-Case-Assignments-(FINAL–File-stamped) The order includes the detailed reasons for which cases are subject to being “retracked” from the DV Department to the department of origin. The order further clarifies the procedures for case assignments […]