Nevada Revised Statutes Section 176A.255 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Transfer of jurisdiction from justice’s court or municipal court to district court for assignment of defendant to program.

1. A justice’s court or a municipal court may, upon approval of the district court, transfer original jurisdiction to the district court of a case involving an eligible defendant.

2. As used in this section, “eligible defendant” means a person who:

(a) Has not tendered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, an offense that is a misdemeanor;

(b) Appears to suffer from mental illness or to be mentally retarded; and

(c) Would benefit from assignment to a program established pursuant to NRS 176A.250.

Last modified: February 25, 2006