How much does it cost to get out of jail in Clark County?
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Why is this a big deal?
A couple of reasons, really.
- It makes it more expensive to get yourself or someone else out of jail if they have the misfortune of finding themselves incarcerated.
- It made our bail amounts more comparable to
other nearby statesCalifornia.
See, for a very long time after California implemented its famous (infamous?) Three-Strikes Law, Nevada still boasted very old-fashioned, and very low, bail amounts. In plain language this means that getting arrested for a crime here was "cheaper" (for the criminal) than being arrested for the same thing in LA or San Diego or San Bernardino. Let's use Grand Larceny: Auto as an example. In rough figures, getting caught for that crime in SoCal would likely cost you $10,000 - 20,000 to get out of jail before your hearing. Here in Nevada it would cost you a lofty $3,000.
What this means is that, for many years, Nevada police agencies were seeing an alarming trend where prolific, repeat offenders were choosing to commit their crimes in Nevada for very basic reasons:
- They were scared of serving the rest of their life in a California prison as a Three-Strikes inmate;
- They could commit the same crime here with less financial risk...
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As always, if you've been accused of a crime, you NEED the representation of an experienced litigator. I'd be happy to help!