Nevada Revised Statutes Section 176A.590 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Enforcement of subpoena issued by inquiring officer; contempt.

1. If any witness refuses to attend or testify or produce any books and papers as required by the subpoena, the inquiring officer may report to the district court by petition, setting forth that:

(a) Due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the witness or the production of the books and papers;

(b) The witness has been subpoenaed by the inquiring officer pursuant to NRS 176A.580; and

(c) The witness has failed or refused to attend or produce the books and papers required by the subpoena at the inquiry which is named in the subpoena, or has refused to answer questions propounded to him,

and asking for an order of the court compelling the witness to attend and testify or produce the books and papers.

2. Upon such petition, the court shall enter an order directing the witness to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in its order, the time to be not more than 10 days from the date of the order, and then and there show cause why he has not attended or testified or produced the books or papers at the inquiry. A certified copy of the order shall be served upon the witness.

3. If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the inquiring officer, the court shall enter an order that the witness appear at the inquiry at the time and place fixed in the order and testify or produce the required books or papers, and upon failure to obey the order the witness shall be dealt with as for contempt of court.

Last modified: February 25, 2006