Nevada Revised Statutes Section 179.460 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Cases in which interception of wire or oral communications may be authorized.

1. The Attorney General or the district attorney of any county may apply to a Supreme Court justice or to a district judge in the county where the interception is to take place for an order authorizing the interception of wire or oral communications, and the judge may, in accordance with NRS 179.470 to 179.515, inclusive, grant an order authorizing the interception of wire or oral communications by investigative or law enforcement officers having responsibility for the investigation of the offense as to which the application is made, when the interception may provide evidence of the commission of murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, bribery, destruction of public property by explosives, a sexual offense against a child or the commission of any offense which is made a felony by the provisions of chapter 453 or 454 of NRS.

2. A good faith reliance by a public utility on a court order shall constitute a complete defense to any civil or criminal action brought against the public utility on account of any interception made pursuant to the order.

3. As used in this section, “sexual offense against a child” includes any act upon a child constituting:

(a) Incest pursuant to NRS 201.180;

(b) Lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230;

(c) Sado-masochistic abuse pursuant to NRS 201.262;

(d) Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366;

(e) Statutory sexual seduction pursuant to NRS 200.368;

(f) Open or gross lewdness pursuant to NRS 201.210; or

(g) Luring a child or mentally ill person pursuant to NRS 201.560, if punished as a felony.

Last modified: February 25, 2006