Since there are several different courts that could handle your traffic ticket, the first thing you need to know is which court has jurisdiction. This information can usually be found at the top left corner of the traffic citation. The information will generally say something like, “Las Vegas Justice Court” or “Las Vegas Municipal Court.”
There are two Different Types of Courts in Clark County
There are two types of courts that handle traffic cases in Southern Nevada. The first type is a Municipal Court. Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over most traffic cases that arise within Las Vegas’ city limits. There are five separate Municipal Courts in Clark County including Las Vegas, North las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite.
The second type of court that handles traffic ticket cases is the Justice Court system. Justice Courts have jurisdiction over any traffic ticket case within the county, but outside of city limits (you’d be surprised that Las Vegas’ city limits are smaller than we think). Essentially, there is one Justice Court per township within the county. In Clark County, there are currently eleven Justice Courts: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder Township, Bunkerville Township, Goodsprings Township, Laughlin Township, Mesquite Township, Moapa Township, Moapa Valley Township and Searchlight Township. Steve Dixon Law is capable of handling traffic tickets in each of these jurisdictions.
How you can Check the Status of Your Traffic Ticket
If you were cited by police for a traffic violation in the Las Vegas area, you can check the status for most cases online at the Las Vegas Justice Court website: lvjcpa.clarkcountynv.gov. Just click on the View and Pay Traffic Citations Online link and search by your citation number or name. The citation number is generally found in the top right corner area of the traffic ticket.
If your case is in one of the other ten Justice Courts in Clark County, you can search for your case record here: cvpublicaccess.co.clark.nv.us/pa/.
City of North Las Vegas Municipal Court cases may be found here: www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/pa/.
City of Henderson Municipal Court cases can be found here: hmc.cityofhenderson.com.
City of Las Vegas Municipal Court cases can now be found online here: municourt.lasvegasnevada.gov/, or you can call the court at (702) 382-6878. If you know the case number, case records can be found here: Case Record Search.
If your case is in the Boulder City Municipal Court, you will need to call the court at (702) 293-9278 to determine the status of your case. The other jurisdictions also generally have a phone number and a very nice clerk who is able to assist you with any questions you may have.
Warrants and FTAs
If the traffic ticket status indicates that you have a warrant, bench warrant, arrest warrant or FTA, then call us immediately at (702) 329-4911 for a free confidential consultation. We can then advise you how to clear up these matters and reduce the court fines and fees. We have successfully helped other clients with DMV clearances and warrants. We are confident that we can help you lower the fines in most cases.
Las Vegas Car Accident and Injury Attorneys can Help With Your Ticket
Steve Dixon Law can help with your traffic ticket case in any Traffic Court in Clark County.