Nevada Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft

Sec. § 484A.780
30-day grace period must be provided before warrant may be issued to person after failure to appear or failure to pay assessment, fine or fee for traffic violation; exceptions.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, and subject to the limitation imposed by NRS 484A.782, a grace period of not less than 30 calendar days must be provided to a person who has failed to appear in court or failed to pay any administrative assessment, fine or court fee imposed upon the person for a violation of any provision of chapters 484A to 484E, inclusive, of NRS before a warrant can be issued for such a failure to appear or failure to pay.


The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if:


The court determines that providing such a grace period would substantially jeopardize public safety;


The person was issued a traffic citation for:


Reckless driving in violation of NRS 484B.653;


Vehicular manslaughter in violation of NRS 484B.657; or


Driving, operating or being in actual physical control of a vehicle or a vessel under power or sail while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance in violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120 or 488.410, as applicable; or


During the immediately preceding 30 calendar days, the person was released from custody and given a date to return to court but failed to appear in court.

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Feb. 5, 2021