What happens after a tourist gets arrested due to a criminal offense?
Everyone is entitled to post bail in Las Vegas, regardless of the person’s state of residence. The only exception is when a person is charged with murder or first degree kidnapping. Moreover, he can be granted with an “own recognizance” release. This means that he can be released without posting any bail, depending on the nature of his charge and criminal history. On the other hand, there are cases when a tourist will not be released because the Judge orders a house-arrest (while wearing a GPS bracelet), requiring him to have a residence in Las Vegas.