Nevada Revised Statutes Section 178.556 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Dismissal by court for unnecessary delay.

1. If no indictment is found or information filed against a person within 15 days after he has been held to answer for a public offense which must be prosecuted by indictment or information, the court may dismiss the complaint. If a defendant whose trial has not been postponed upon his application is not brought to trial within 60 days after the arraignment on the indictment or information, the district court may dismiss the indictment or information.

2. If a defendant whose trial has not been postponed upon his application is not brought to trial within 60 days after the arraignment on the complaint for an offense triable in a justiceís or municipal court, the court may dismiss the complaint.

Last modified: February 25, 2006