Nevada Revised Statutes Section 178.4853 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Factors considered before release without bail. In deciding whether there is good cause to release a person without bail, the court as a minimum shall consider the following factors concerning the person:

1. The length of his residence in the community;

2. The status and history of his employment;

3. His relationships with his spouse and children, parents or other members of his family and with his close friends;

4. His reputation, character and mental condition;

5. His prior criminal record, including, without limitation, any record of his appearing or failing to appear after release on bail or without bail;

6. The identity of responsible members of the community who would vouch for the reliability of the person;

7. The nature of the offense with which he is charged, the apparent probability of conviction and the likely sentence, insofar as these factors relate to the risk of his not appearing;

8. The nature and seriousness of the danger to the alleged victim, any other person or the community that would be posed by the personís release;

9. The likelihood of more criminal activity by him after he is released; and

10. Any other factors concerning his ties to the community or bearing on the risk that he may willfully fail to appear.

Last modified: February 25, 2006