Sparks Justice Court

Criminal

  • Can I view or pay for my criminal case online or by phone?

    Currently, the option to view your criminal case online is not available and will be implemented in the future. You may make your payment:

    • In person at the counter during business hours
    • By phone by contacting the Criminal Department at (775) 353-7600. Phone payments will not be accepted for active warrant cases.
    • By mail: Mail to Sparks Justice Court, 1675 E Prater Way, Suite 107, Sparks, NV 89434
    • Dropbox: located on the north east corner of the building, next to the flag pole.

    *Please make checks and money orders payable to the Sparks Justice Court

  • What is a criminal case?

    A criminal case is a case pursued by the state that alleges criminal allegations against a defendant.
  • What is a criminal complaint?

    A criminal complaint is a formal charging document filed for criminal cases. The complaint will list the defendant's name, the prosecuting attorney, the charges and statute alleged and a description of those charges.
  • What is an arraignment hearing?

    An arraignment hearing is where you are provided a copy of the charging document, advised of your rights and asked to enter a plea.

  • What is DAS or Pretrial Supervision?

    Pretrial supervision may be ordered by the court as a condition of your release. Most often, Pretrial supervision is ordered prior to sentencing. Department of Alternative Sentencing (DAS) may be ordered by the court as a sentencing requirement or a mandatory condition as party of the Sparks Recovery Court (SRC) program. Most often, DAS supervision is imposed at time of sentencing.
  • What is the difference between an Arrest Warrant and a Bench Warrant?

    An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by the judge at the request of the state. The arrest warrant is accompanied by a formal charging document filed by the state and most likely a result of investigations. An arrest warrant requires booking with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. A bench warrant is a warrant issued by the judge due to defendant's failure to appear for hearing or failure to comply with sentencing requirements.
  • Where do I go if my case waived to the District Court?

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