Misdemeanor or felony, what’s the difference?
Generally, if the crime committed against you did not involve a weapon (such as a knife or gun) or your injuries did not result in serious bodily harm, then it is classified as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors that occur within the city of Las Vegas are prosecuted by the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office.
When is the next court hearing?
Visit the Municipal Court webpage and scroll down to the court case lookup section and enter your case number to check the case status. NOTE: You will receive a letter in the mail with the case number. Please contact your victim advocate if you have not received this letter to confirm that your correct address is on file.
Instructions are available in English and Spanish for the case lookup system.
What is restitution?
Restitution is the act of restoring or making good for some injury or damage. This may include out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills or payment for property damage caused by the defendant. In order to make the prosecutor aware of the costs incurred, a victim must contact a victim witness advocate.
The advocate will need to be given a copy of the replacement/repair receipt(s) or estimates for the repair. If possible, you should forward photos of the damaged items to the advocate.
If you are seeking restitution for medical expenses, you must forward the medical bills and records to your victim witness advocate. Crime victims, who are physically injured and seek medical attention, may be eligible for assistance through the State of Nevada’s Victims of Crime Compensation Program.
If the Judge orders restitution as part of a sentence, the defendant will send the payment to the City Attorney's Office. The advocate will contact the victim when payments are received.
What if I have additional evidence?
Additional evidence can be reviewed by the City Attorney's Office, and in specific circumstances, be used in criminal proceedings. If you have additional evidence please contact a victim witness advocate to find out how to submit the evidence.
What is a Victim Impact Statement?
As a victim of a crime, you have the right to make a statement to the judge before sentencing. The statement can include your views on the crime, the impact the crime has on you and if you have a need for restitution. The statement can be given orally or in writing. If you want to make a Victim Impact Statement in person, you must contact a victim witness advocate prior to the court date. In order to learn the next court date, please call the Victim Witness Program at 702-229-2525.
If you would like to write a Victim Impact Statement, you may email it to the Victim Witness Program (LVCAVW@lasvegasnevada.gov) or mail it to P.O. Box 3930, Las Vegas, NV 89127.
Victim Impact Statement Form
Victim Impact Statement Form - Spanish
What are my rights as a victim?
Victims' Bill of Rights
Victims' Bill of Rights - Spanish