If I receive a subpoena, do I have to appear?
Yes, you are legally bound to appear. If you have questions about your subpoena, please call our office at 775-847-0964
What if I ignore the subpoena?
Per NRS 22.100, any person failing to appear may be held in contempt of court. The penalty for contempt of court is a fine up to $500 and/or 25 days imprisonment.
What happens if my employer will not give me time off to comply with the subpoena?
No person or employer can stop a subpoenaed witness from appearing for court per NRS 199.230. Please contact our office.
Will I be reimbursed for travel?
You will be reimbursed for travel. If the court appearance requires an overnight stay, our office will provide hotel accommodations and meals. (NRS 50.225) You will also receive $25.00 for every court appearance. The appearance fee will be mailed to you following your appearance.
I suffered injuries as a result of the crime committed against me. How do I get help with the medical bills and other costs?
The State of Nevada Victim of Crimes Program (VOCP) www.voc.nv.gov will assist you. Our office staff will be happy to help you complete the forms and get them submitted.
What if I want to “drop the charges” in my case?
Once the charges are filed, it is now in the State’s hands to prosecute.
I hear that court dates are often changed and/or continued. How long does the court process take?
Our office does not control the court’s calendar. We will do everything we can to keep you informed of upcoming court dates and changes. It is difficult to predict how long a case will take to get through the court system because every case is different. If you have concerns about your case, court dates, or timeframes, please contact our helpful staff. Trained advocates are available to accompany victims and witnesses to court.