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Defense structure, 2017

  • Organization


  • Oversight

    No oversight

Nevada provides counsel to indigent youth through both county and state systems of indigent representation.  Visit the National Juvenile Defender Center's Nevada state profile for more details.

Waiver of counsel, 2014

A juvenile may waive his or her right to counsel if the court shows that the waiver is made knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily.

  • Restrictions on waivers
  • No restrictions
  • Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.
  • Age

    No restrictions

  • Crime

    No restrictions

  • Hearing

    No restrictions

  • Placement

    No restrictions

Timing of counsel, 2013

In Nevada, an attorney for a juvenile can be appointed at the following points in the process: All Stages of Proceedings / All Critical States of Proceedings.

  • Reflects laws as of the end of 2013 legislative sessions.

Indigency requirements, 2013

Indigency determination: Judicially

Nevada indigency is determined under juvenile and adult statutes, which determine indigency status. By statute, the State Public Defender must, within the limits of available money, represent without charge, each indigent delinquent juvenile for whom the State Public Defender is appointed. Indigency is judicially determined. Court can / must appoint attorney for juvenile if non-indigent parent refuses to pay for juvenile's attorney.

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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