Nevada Crimes and Punishments

Sec. § 199.305
Preventing or dissuading victim, person acting on behalf of victim, or witness from reporting crime, commencing prosecution or causing arrest.


A person who, by intimidating or threatening another person, prevents or dissuades a victim of a crime, a person acting on behalf of the victim or a witness from:


Reporting a crime or possible crime to a:




Peace officer;


Parole or probation officer;


Prosecuting attorney;


Warden or other employee at an institution of the Department of Corrections; or


Superintendent or other employee at a juvenile correctional institution;


Commencing a criminal prosecution or a proceeding for the revocation of a parole or probation, or seeking or assisting in such a prosecution or proceeding; or


Causing the arrest of a person in connection with a crime,
Ê or who hinders or delays such a victim, agent or witness in an effort to carry out any of those actions is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.


As used in this section, “victim of a crime” means a person against whom a crime has been committed.

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