Nevada Revised Statutes Section 173.055 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Duties of district attorney or Attorney General; written statement containing reasons why information not filed.

1. The Attorney General when acting pursuant to a specific statute or the district attorney of the proper county shall inquire into all cases of preliminary examinations as provided by law, concerning the commission of any offense, whether the offenders are committed to jail, recognized or held to bail.

2. If the district attorney or the Attorney General determines in any such case that an information ought not to be filed, he shall file with the clerk of the court having jurisdiction of the supposed offense a written statement containing his reasons, in fact and in law, for not filing any information in the case. The statement must be filed within 15 days after the holding of the preliminary examination.

Last modified: February 25, 2006