Nevada Revised Statutes Section 205.4765 - Crimes and Punishments

Unlawful acts regarding computers: Generally.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person who knowingly, willfully and without authorization:

(a) Modifies;

(b) Damages;

(c) Destroys;

(d) Discloses;

(e) Uses;

(f) Transfers;

(g) Conceals;

(h) Takes;

(i) Retains possession of;

(j) Copies;

(k) Obtains or attempts to obtain access to, permits access to or causes to be accessed; or

(l) Enters,

data, a program or any supporting documents which exist inside or outside a computer, system or network is guilty of a misdemeanor.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person who knowingly, willfully and without authorization:

(a) Modifies;

(b) Destroys;

(c) Uses;

(d) Takes;

(e) Damages;

(f) Transfers;

(g) Conceals;

(h) Copies;

(i) Retains possession of; or

(j) Obtains or attempts to obtain access to, permits access to or causes to be accessed,

equipment or supplies that are used or intended to be used in a computer, system or network is guilty of a misdemeanor.

3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person who knowingly, willfully and without authorization:

(a) Destroys;

(b) Damages;

(c) Takes;

(d) Alters;

(e) Transfers;

(f) Discloses;

(g) Conceals;

(h) Copies;

(i) Uses;

(j) Retains possession of; or

(k) Obtains or attempts to obtain access to, permits access to or causes to be accessed,

a computer, system or network is guilty of a misdemeanor.

4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person who knowingly, willfully and without authorization:

(a) Obtains and discloses;

(b) Publishes;

(c) Transfers; or

(d) Uses,

a device used to access a computer, network or data is guilty of a misdemeanor.

5. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a person who knowingly, willfully and without authorization introduces, causes to be introduced or attempts to introduce a computer contaminant into a computer, system or network is guilty of a misdemeanor.

6. If the violation of any provision of this section:

(a) Was committed to devise or execute a scheme to defraud or illegally obtain property;

(b) Caused response costs, loss, injury or other damage in excess of $500; or

(c) Caused an interruption or impairment of a public service, including, without limitation, a governmental operation, a system of public communication or transportation or a supply of water, gas or electricity,

the person is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $100,000. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.

Last modified: February 25, 2006