Nevada Revised Statutes Section 171.1772 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Issuance of citation after arrest by private person. Whenever any person is arrested by a private person, as provided in NRS 171.126, for any violation of a county, city or town ordinance or state law which is punishable as a misdemeanor, such person arrested may be issued a misdemeanor citation by a peace officer in lieu of being immediately taken before a magistrate by the peace officer if:

1. The person arrested furnishes satisfactory evidence of identity; and

2. The peace officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person arrested will keep a written promise to appear in court.

Last modified: February 25, 2006