District attorney may refer person suspected of violating NRS 200.508 for treatment or counseling.
1. A district attorney may, if the circumstances indicate that treatment or counseling is needed, refer a person who is suspected of violating a provision of NRS 200.508 to an appropriate public or private agency for treatment or counseling. The district attorney shall obtain the consent of the agency to which he intends to refer the person before doing so.
2. Nothing in this section limits the discretion of the district attorney to undertake prosecution of a person who has been referred for treatment or counseling pursuant to subsection 1.
Last modified: February 25, 2006