Victims of Crime
Victims have certain rights in Nevada. The Nevada Constitution states:
The Legislature shall provide by law for the rights of victims of crime, personally or through a representative, to be:
(a) Informed, upon written request, of the status or disposition of a criminal proceeding at any stage of the proceeding;
(b) Present at all public hearings involving the critical stages of a criminal proceeding; and
(c) Heard at all proceedings for the sentencing or release of a convicted person after trial.
Our primary goal is to achieve justice for victims of crime. The attorney assigned to your case is always willing to talk with the victim and provide information related to his or her case, to the extent the attorney can do so without compromising the case or violating any laws. Crime victims can also be present at hearings and we encourage victims to submit letters or other information that is important to the case and will help our prosecutors resolve the case in a way that brings justice to the victims.
You can review "Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Crime Victim and Witness" at the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys website. This provides important information for victims and witnesses.
Crime Victim Resources In Lyon County and Elsewhere:
To Report a Crime:
Emergency: Dial 911
Lyon County Sheriff's Office (Website)
775-577-5020 (Silver Springs)
775-465-2311 (Smith Valley)
Yerington Police Department
Nevada Highway Patrol
Yerington Paiute Tribal Police
Domestic Violence Resources:
415 US Hwy 95A S., Building D
Fernley, NV 89408
175 East Carson St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 (Dayton, Mark Twain neighborhood)
775-720-0007 (24/7 Hotline)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
VINE is an automated serves that lets you track the custody status of offenders in jail or prison. By calling the toll free number or visiting www.vinelink.com, you can find out the custody status of an offender. You can also register to be notified by phone and e-mail if the custody status of an offender changes. This program is provided by the Nevada Office of the Attorney General and your local law enforcement.
State of Nevada Victims of Crime Program
Nevada Attorney General Links to Federal Programs - This includes internet crime, federal trade commission, identity theft and other valuable resources.
Sexual Assault Procedures
Sexual Assault Support Services
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Crisis Call Center
State of Nevada Mental Health Services