Nevada Revised Statutes Section 175.282 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Plea bargain: Inspection by jury; instruction of jury; cross-examination of defendant. 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 court shall:

1. After excising any portion it deems irrelevant or prejudicial, permit the jury to inspect the agreement;

2. If the defendant who is testifying has not entered his plea or been sentenced pursuant to the agreement, instruct the jury regarding the possible related pressures on the defendant by providing the jury with an appropriate cautionary instruction; and

3. Allow the defense counsel to cross-examine fully the defendant who is testifying concerning the agreement.

Last modified: February 25, 2006