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Traffic - Alternative to Personal Appearance in Court


Traffic - Alternative to Personal Appearance in Court
The Court may waive your personal appearance at the initial arraignment only for any of the following reasons:  1) you reside out of state, 2) you reside more than 60 miles away from the Regional Justice Center, or 3) you suffer serious ongoing health problems.  Please note that if you plead not guilty, you will be provided a date for a pre-trial conference, and you must appear in person for that conference. 

You may send a letter with a brief, specific request for consideration by a judicial officer.  In addition to your request, your letter must contain the following information:  Name, Citation Number(s), Current Address, Plea (Guilty, Not Guilty, Nolo Contendere), and Basis of Non-Appearance.  If your citation was previously heard in Court, a motion form available online must be submitted with your letter. 

Click here for Traffic Motion Forms.

Letters are only accepted on traffic citations assigned to the Traffic Division; those assigned to the Criminal Division will not be considered. 

The letter can be faxed to (702) 671-3132, emailed to LVJCTrafficletters@clarkcountynv.gov, or mailed to:

Las Vegas Justice Court
Traffic Division
200 Lewis Ave., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 552511
Las Vegas, NV  89155




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Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101