Lyon County Jail is in Lyon County, Nevada and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone at Lyon County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Lyon County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Lyon County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Lyon County court information. And much much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might help others would be appreciated.
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to see who is in jail at Lyon County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.
The Lyon County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check our Nevada county jail guide: Other Jails in Nevada
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshotes of Lyon County Jail prisoners are on the Lyon County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lyon County Jail. When viewing online you need to input their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Lyon County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.
Typically, prisoners in the Lyon County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Lyon County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will get to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Lyon County Jail frequently change, so you should check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Lyon County Jail is:
Lyon County Jail
30 Nevin Way
Yerington, NV 89447
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Lyon County Jail
30 Nevin Way
Yerington, NV 89447
The mail policy can change, so visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system in Lyon County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Lyon County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access court records using the Lyon County website, or by going to the Lyon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Lyon County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at the Lyon County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you should access the Lyon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Lyon County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Lyon County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lyon County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Lyon County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lyon County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lyon County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending money to inmates could change, so we suggest that you check the official Lyon County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Lyon County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lyon County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Lyon County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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