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Welcome to the District Attorney's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.  You will find many useful answers to some of the most commonly asked questions here.  We hope this will be help you get a better understanding of the legal process here in Washoe County.

If you receive a subpoena you are legally bound to appear. If you have a conflict with the date or time of the subpoena, please contact our office at 775-328-3210.
Any person failing to appear may be held in contempt of court according to NRS 22.100. The penalty for contempt of court is a fine up to $500 and/or 25 days imprisonment.
There is child monitoring available right here at the District Attorney`s office if you have been subpoenaed by the STATE. If you require this service, please call our office at least 1 day before court to schedule.
Please contact our office. No person or employer can stop a subpoenaed witness from appearing for court per NRS 199.230.
No. Once charges are filed it is now in the State`s hands to prosecute.
If you are subpoenaed for a preliminary hearing or District Court trial you will be reimbursed for mileage. If you are required to stay overnight we will provide hotel accommodations and a food per diem. (NRS 50.225)
$25 for every appearance per NRS 50.225.
All checks that are not picked up will be mailed to the address that is on file for you.
Every case is different but generally it can take up to 4 weeks for the District Attorney`s office to review police reports.
Every case is different. If you have concerns, please call our office to speak with the advocate assigned to the case.