Currently, the option to view your criminal case online is not available and will be implemented in the future. You may make your payment:
- In person at the counter during business hours
- By phone 24 hours a day by calling GovPayNet at (888) 604-7888. Please have your case number ready. If you do not have your case number, contact the Criminal Department at (775) 353-7600 during business hours. Phone payments will not be accepted for active warrant cases. A credit/debit card processing fee will be assessed.
- Online by visiting www.GovPayNow.com. A credit/debit card processing fee will be assessed.
- By mail: Mail to Sparks Justice Court, 1675 E Prater Way, Suite 107, Sparks, NV 89434
- Dropbox: located on the north east corner of the building, next to the flag pole.
*Please make checks and money orders payable to the Sparks Justice Court
A criminal case is a case pursued by the state that alleges criminal allegations against a defendant.
A criminal complaint is a formal charging document filed for criminal cases. The complaint will list the defendant's name, the prosecuting attorney, the charges and statute alleged and a description of those charges.
An arraignment hearing is where you are provided a copy of the charging document, advised of your rights and asked to enter a plea.
Pretrial supervision may be ordered by the court as a condition of your release. Most often, Pretrial supervision is ordered prior to sentencing. Department of Alternative Sentencing (DAS) may be ordered by the court as a sentencing requirement or a mandatory condition as party of the Sparks Recovery Court (SRC) program. Most often, DAS supervision is imposed at time of sentencing.
An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by the judge at the request of the state. The arrest warrant is accompanied by a formal charging document filed by the state and most likely a result of investigations. An arrest warrant requires booking with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. A bench warrant is a warrant issued by the judge due to defendant's failure to appear for hearing or failure to comply with sentencing requirements.