Nevada Revised Statutes Section 174.061 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Plea bargaining: General requirements; prohibited agreements.

1. If a prosecuting attorney enters into an agreement with a defendant in which the defendant agrees to testify against another defendant in exchange for a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for a recommendation of a reduced sentence, the agreement:

(a) Is void if the defendantís testimony is false.

(b) Must be in writing and include a statement that the agreement is void if the defendantís testimony is false.

2. A prosecuting attorney shall not enter into an agreement with a defendant which:

(a) Limits the testimony of the defendant to a predetermined formula.

(b) Is contingent on the testimony of the defendant contributing to a specified conclusion.

Last modified: February 25, 2006