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