Nevada Revised Statutes Section 199.305 - Crimes and Punishments

Preventing or dissuading victim, person acting on behalf of victim, or witness from reporting crime, commencing prosecution or causing arrest.

1. A person who, by intimidating or threatening another person, prevents or dissuades a victim of a crime, a person acting on his behalf or a witness from:

(a) Reporting a crime or possible crime to a:

(1) Judge;

(2) Peace officer;

(3) Parole or probation officer;

(4) Prosecuting attorney;

(5) Warden or other employee at an institution of the Department of Corrections; or

(6) Superintendent or other employee at a juvenile correctional institution;

(b) Commencing a criminal prosecution or a proceeding for the revocation of a parole or probation, or seeking or assisting in such a prosecution or proceeding; or

(c) Causing the arrest of a person in connection with a crime,

Ê or who hinders or delays such a victim, agent or witness in his effort to carry out any of those actions is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

2. As used in this section, “victim of a crime” means a person against whom a crime has been committed.

Last modified: February 25, 2006