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What is the Appeal Process?

posted Nov 14, 2013, 8:24 AM by Mesquite Records   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 3:36 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]
If you wish to appeal your conviction, an appeal must be filed within 10 days of your conviction. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of your appeal by District Court. When filing an appeal you must complete the following at the Mesquite Municipal Court within 10 days of your conviction:

  1. Pay the $25 Appeal Filing fee. (NRS 5.073(2); 4.060(1)(h)). 

  2. Post an Appeal Bond.

    1. If the defendant’s sentence included a fine and no jail time, the Appeal Bail is the amount of the total amount of fines, fees, and court costs.

    2. If the defendant’s sentence included jail time, a Motion for Appeal Bond shall be filed with the sentencing judge by the defendant or defendant’s attorney.

  3. File a “Notice of Appeal”.

For more information regarding the Appeal process, you should consult an attorney, or research the matter at your local Law Library. Court employees are prevented by statute (NRS 7.285) from providing legal advice.