Nevada Revised Statutes Section 179.085 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Motion for return of property and to suppress evidence.

1. A person aggrieved by an unlawful search and seizure may move the court having jurisdiction where the property was seized for the return of the property and to suppress for use as evidence anything so obtained on the ground that:

(a) The property was illegally seized without warrant;

(b) The warrant is insufficient on its face;

(c) There was not probable cause for believing the existence of the grounds on which the warrant was issued; or

(d) The warrant was illegally executed.

The judge shall receive evidence on any issue of fact necessary to the decision of the motion.

2. If the motion is granted the property shall be restored unless otherwise subject to lawful detention and it shall not be admissible evidence at any hearing or trial.

3. The motion to suppress evidence may also be made in the court where the trial is to be had. The motion shall be made before trial or hearing unless opportunity therefor did not exist or the defendant was not aware of the grounds for the motion, but the court in its discretion may entertain the motion at the trial or hearing.

Last modified: February 25, 2006