Nevada Revised Statutes Section 174.055 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Proceedings on plea of guilty in justice’s court. In the justice’s court, if the defendant pleads guilty, the court may, before entering such a plea or pronouncing judgment, examine witnesses to ascertain the gravity of the offense committed. If it appears to the court that a higher offense has been committed than the offense charged in the complaint, the court may order the defendant to be committed or admitted to bail or to answer any indictment that may be found against him or any information which may be filed by the district attorney.

Last modified: February 25, 2006