Return of warrant after execution by arrest or issuance of citation; return of summons after service; cancellation by district attorney before execution or service; reissuance.
1. The peace officer executing a warrant by arrest shall make return thereof to the magistrate before whom the defendant is brought pursuant to NRS 171.178 and 171.184. At the request of the district attorney any unexecuted warrant must be returned to the magistrate by whom it was issued and must be cancelled by him.
2. The peace officer executing a warrant by issuance of a citation pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 171.122 shall:
(a) Record on the warrant the number assigned to the citation issued thereon;
(b) Attach the warrant to the citation issued thereon; and
(c) Return the warrant and citation to the magistrate before whom the defendant is scheduled to appear.
3. On or before the return day the person to whom a summons was delivered for service shall make return thereof to the magistrate before whom the summons is returnable.
4. At the request of the district attorney made at any time while the complaint is pending, a warrant returned unexecuted and not cancelled or a summons returned unserved or a duplicate thereof may be delivered by the magistrate to a peace officer for execution or service.
Last modified: February 25, 2006