Nevada Crimes and Punishments

Sec. § 200.571
Harassment: Definition; penalties.


A person is guilty of harassment if:


Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens:


To cause bodily injury in the future to the person threatened or to any other person;


To cause physical damage to the property of another person;


To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or


To do any act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or any other person with respect to his or her physical or mental health or safety; and


The person by words or conduct places the person receiving the threat in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out.


Except where the provisions of subsection 2, 3 or 4 of NRS 200.575 are applicable, a person who is guilty of harassment:


For the first offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


For the second or any subsequent offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.


The penalties provided in this section do not preclude the victim from seeking any other legal remedy available.

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Feb. 5, 2021