Court overturns time-served credits in graffiti case

The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a judge’s order granting credit for time served in a juvenile graffiti case.

The defendant, identified only as Jose R., was convicted of graffiti on public property. That crime requires 100 hours of community service. But Washoe District Judge Frances Doherty gave him credit for time served in juvenile detention to reduce the hours of community service.

Prosecutors appealed, saying the statute mandates 100 hours of service and that the court lacked the discretion to reduce that with time served.

The Supreme Court panel of Justices Jim Hardesty, Ron Parraguirre and Michael Cherry agreed.


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