In our previous article, Arrest warrant: What to do when you have a warrant in NV, we covered what to do when you have an arrest warrant in Nevada.

To further assist our readers, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that delve into other aspects of arrest warrants in Nevada.

Nevada Arrest Warrant: 11 FAQs

1. Can I post bail before turning myself in on an arrest warrant in Nevada?

In Nevada, you generally cannot post bail before turning yourself in on an arrest warrant. You must first surrender to the authorities and go through the booking process.

However, for some misdemeanors, bail may be predetermined according to a schedule, potentially allowing for a quicker release after turning yourself in.

2. Will I have to stay in jail until my court date if I turn myself in on an arrest warrant in Nevada?

Not at the jails our clients are booked in.

At the Clark County Detention Center bail window specifically, there is a sticker that says, “Do not expect anyone out for 24 hours,” but we do know that most people are released in 6 to 12 hours.

Please keep in mind that we cannot post the bond until the person with the warrant is fully processed in.

3. If you have a warrant, can you just pay for it?

No. In Nevada, simply paying a fine or court fees doesn’t automatically resolve a warrant.

For example, to properly address a bench warrant, you must file a Motion to Quash Bench Warrant with the appropriate court.

A hearing is then scheduled, but you can still be arrested in the meantime. Paying off fines might help clear the warrant, but a court appearance is still necessary to formally quash it.

4. Will I be able to contact my family or employer after turning myself in on an arrest warrant in Nevada?

Yes, but it’s incredibly important that you have their phone numbers MEMORIZED.

Once you’re booked into custody, you won’t have access to your phone, so you won’t be able to retrieve phone numbers. You have to know them by memory!

5. Is bail different for a misdemeanor and felony arrest warrant in Nevada?



As one example, see our article Bail Amounts By Crime In Las Vegas to learn how much you can expect to pay for bail for commonly committed crimes in the city.

Las Vegas is a good reflection of the broader trend in Nevada, although every county and jurisdiction has differences in approach.

6. Which chapter of the Nevada Revised Statute pertains to arrest warrants?

The chapter of the Nevada Revised Statute that pertains to arrest warrants is Chapter 171, specifically dealing with “Proceedings to Commitment”.


7. How can I obtain a copy of my arrest warrant in Nevada for my records?

In Nevada, you have several options depending on where the warrant was issued:

  • If your arrest warrant was issued by a court, you can contact the clerk of the court where the warrant was issued. For example, the Clark County Clerk’s Office allows individuals to request records by filling out a copy request form and emailing it to them.
  • As another example, if your arrest warrant was issued by the Las Vegas Justice Court, you can visit their website or contact them directly for information on obtaining a copy. Document request forms, including those for arrest warrants, are available on their website. Learn more on the Las Vegas Justice Court Criminal FAQ page.
  • To obtain a copy of the arrest report associated with your warrant, you can submit a public records request to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). As mandated by Nevada’s Public Records Act, the LVMPD provides access to public records through its online portal, where you can submit your request for the arrest report. See the LVMPD Public Records page for more information.
  • In certain cases, you may be able to find information about your arrest warrant through online court records. Local courts, such as the Las Vegas Justice Court, provide online search tools that allow you to look up case information using your name or case number. Although these tools may not provide a copy of the actual warrant, they can offer valuable insights into the status of your case and related court proceedings.

8. How long is an arrest warrant valid in Nevada?


An arrest warrant in Nevada does not expire and remains valid until the person is apprehended, turns themselves in, or the judge agrees to recall or quash the warrant.

Things to remember about arrest warrants in Nevada:

  • Indefinitely active arrest warrants in Nevada mean you can be arrested at any time, such as a routine traffic stop.
  • An active warrant can show up on background checks.
  • You may be denied certain government services, such as renewing your DL, until the warrant is resolved.
  • If you are arrested in another state, you may face extradition back to Nevada.
  • Failing to address an active warrant can lead to additional charges.

Addressing the warrant proactively is the best decision. Contact All n One Bail Bonds to discuss your bail options!

9. Can I challenge the validity of an arrest warrant in Nevada?

Yes, you can do so by filing a motion to quash it.

The court may grant the motion and quash the warrant if it finds that the arrest warrant was issued without probable cause.

Similarly, if the warrant was issued due to a significant procedural error or based on false information, the court may nullify it.

10. What happens if I get arrested while out on bail while my first case is still pending?

If this happens, several significant consequences can follow.

Firstly: The court that granted you bail for the initial arrest may revoke your bail. This action is taken because being arrested while on bail is seen as a violation of bail conditions.

Secondly: For the new arrest, you will be processed, and the court will decide on bail for the new charges. The fact that you were arrested while already out on bail could lead to stricter bail conditions or even a denial of bail for the new charges.

Additionally: The new arrest can negatively impact the pending case for which you were originally granted bail.

Lastly: There’s the possibility of forfeiting any bail paid for the initial arrest. This underscores the importance of adhering to bail conditions.

11. How do I choose a reliable bail bondsman for my arrest warrant in Nevada?

When making your choice, consider the following factors:

  • Ensure the bail bond company is available 24/7, as you may need their assistance outside of regular business hours.
  • Look for a licensed and insured bail bondsman who is in good standing with the state’s regulatory agency. You can verify licensing through the Nevada Division of Insurance. The Nevada Division of Insurance also maintains records of any disciplinary actions taken against licensed professionals.
  • Check online reviews and testimonials from previous clients.
  • If you have concerns, you can ask the bail bondsman for proof of licensing and insurance.
  • Ask the bail bondsman if they have experience handling cases similar to yours.
  • Inquire about their payment options and whether they offer payment plans.
  • Choose a bail bondsman who takes the time to explain the process clearly and answers all your questions patiently.
  • Trust your instincts – if something feels off about a bail bondsman or company, it’s best to look elsewhere.

Arrest Warrant in Nevada FAQs – Conclusion

In this article, we addressed some of the most common questions about dealing with arrest warrants in Nevada, from posting bail to choosing a reliable bail bondsman.

For a more comprehensive guide on navigating an arrest warrant in Nevada, see our article: Arrest warrant: What to do when you have a warrant in NV.

If you or a loved one is facing an arrest warrant in Nevada, time is of the essence. Contact All n One Bail Bonds for fast and friendly service. Our experienced team is here to help you get out of jail and back home to your family as quickly as possible.


Disclaimer: Nevada may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in this post. Please refer to official sources. The information in this post is not a substitute for professional legal advice.