The Lyon County Justice Courts, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Public Defenders, and County Management have been working since January of this year to implement the requirements of Assembly Bill 424 (AB424) on July 1, 2022
AB424 was passed in 2021 by the Nevada Legislature and is a law that has reformed bail procedures for persons arrested and held in the County Jail. The bill mandates that all arrestees appear before a judge within 48 hours of arrest for a bail hearing. The courts are also authorized to issue an order setting standards for releasing arrestees on their own recognizance before the mandated bail hearing.
The impact of AB424 on Lyon County will require bail hearings seven days a week, including holidays. Lyon County is hiring additional Pre-trial Services Officers, Jail personnel, and public defender personnel to ensure the processes are in place by July 1, 2022.
The three County Justices of the Peace, 2 Municipal Court Judges, the District Attorney’s Office, and both City Attorney’s Offices are developing schedules and processes to ensure proper staffing seven days a week to meet the requirements.