- Here is a list of 12 courts across the Las Vegas area and information on the kinds of cases they take.
The Court hears civil cases with jurisdictional amounts up to $10,000.00, small claims cases up to $5,000.00, and landlord/tenant eviction hearings. The Court handles citations issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Union Pacific Railroad, Public Service Commission, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Motor Carrier Division, Clark County School District Police, and the Clark County Park Rangers. In addition, the Las Vegas Court issues search warrants and arrest warrants, holds arraignments and trials for misdemeanor cases, and handles felony and gross misdemeanor cases from the initial arrest through the preliminary hearing stage, including bail setting and probable cause determination.
The Henderson Municipal Court adjudicates traffic and misdemeanor cases originating within the City of Henderson, including DUI and Domestic Battery cases. All court appearance dates are pre-scheduled and will be indicated on your release sheet, if you were arrested or at the bottom of your citation.
Justice Court, North Las Vegas Township, has two Justices of the Peace elected for six-year terms, a Court Administrator/Clerk, and a staff of 16 full-time and 3 part-time employees. Justice Court hears probable cause, arraignments, preliminary hearings, misdemeanor and traffic trials, bond forfeitures, evictions, small claims matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $5,000, and civil matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. Other duties performed by the Justices of the Peace include setting bail, issuing search warrants, summonses, protective orders and arrest warrants.
Welcome to the North Las Vegas Municipal Court website. The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations and misdemeanor offenses occurring within the city limits of North Las Vegas. The contact information provided above and on this site are for your convenience.
The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. Every day hundreds of people across the nation are selected for jury duty and help decide some of these cases.
The Mission of The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada is to resolve matters fairly and timely within the jurisdiction of the court in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the United States by providing an impartial, independent and dignified forum, in order to promote respect for the rule of law, engender public confidence and trust, and protect individual rights and liberties.
The Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada is the largest general jurisdiction court in Nevada. This jurisdiction encompasses all municipalities and outlying communities of Clark County. The 37 District Las Vegas Court Judges serve more than 2.1 million citizens. The court serves as the trial court for Nevada and is part of the judicial branch of state government as set forth by the Nevada Constitution. The court is a forum for lawful dispute resolution insuring a balance of branch powers and constitutional protections.
The Las Vegas Justice Court is a court of limited jurisdiction responsible for criminal, civil, and traffic matters within the Las Vegas Township. The court currently has ten (10) elected Justices of the Peace serving 6-year terms as set forth in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).
The court administers criminal probable cause reviews, felony and misdemeanor arraignments and preliminary hearings, and trials for misdemeanor and traffic cases. The court’s civil jurisdiction includes amounts up to $10,000.00, small claim cases up to $5,000.00, and landlord/tenant eviction proceedings. The court’s Traffic Office is responsible for citation violations issued by law enforcement agencies in the Las Vegas Township, and outside the City of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, or the City of Henderson.
The Las Vegas Municipal Court judges have jurisdiction over the misdemeanor criminal offenses committed within the city of Las Vegas. Misdemeanors are the crimes for which six months of incarceration and/or a $1,000 fine have been established as the maximum punishment. More serious offenses committed within the city are handled in the state court system.
The Boulder City Municipal Court’s objective is to adjudicate misdemeanor offenses in an ethical, fair and impartial manner; to provide efficient, prompt and courteous service; to preserve the integrity of the judiciary; and to maintain a safe environment for both employees and the public.
Justice Court, Boulder Township has one Justice of the Peace elected for a six-year term. Justice Court hears probable cause, arraignments, preliminary hearings, misdemeanor and traffic trials, bond forfeitures, evictions, and small claims matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $ 5,000, and civil matters where the amount in controversy for civil cases does not exceed $ 7,500. Beginning January 1, 2005, the amount in controversy for civil cases will increase from $ 7,500 to $10,000. Other duties performed by the Justice of the Peace include setting bail, issuing Las Vegas court case search warrants, summonses, protective orders and arrest warrants.
The Family Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court was created in January 1993. A total of 14 judges preside over more than 58,000 cases each year in the Family Courts. In 2002, these judges closed more than 50,108 family cases.
The Family Court helps people with divorce, annulment, child custody, visitation rights, child support, spousal support, community property division, name changes, adoption, and abuse and neglect.
A large portion of cases in the Family Courts are initiated and finalized by parties who do not have the benefit of working with the advice of counsel (pro se). These individuals relay upon the Family Law Self-Help Center for forms and information about the Family Courts. While the center does not offer legal advice, a wealth of information is available to pro se litigants.