NRS 269.230
Duties of certain officers concerning riotous assembly

  • penalty.


When six or more persons, whether armed or not, shall be unlawfully or riotously assembled in any town, the sheriff of the county and the sheriff’s deputies, or the constable of the town, and the justice of the peace shall go among the persons so assembled, or as near as possible, and shall command them, in the name of the people of the United States and the State of Nevada, to disperse immediately.


If the persons assembled do not immediately disperse, the magistrates and officers shall arrest them, that they be punished according to law, and for that purpose may command the aid of all persons present or within the county.


If a magistrate or officer, having notice of an unlawful or riotous assembly, as provided in subsection 1, neglect or refuse to proceed to the place of assembly, or as near thereto as the magistrate or officer can with safety, and to exercise the authority with which the magistrate or officer is invested for suppressing the same and arresting the offenders, the magistrate or officer shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished accordingly.

Source: Section 269.230 — Duties of certain officers concerning riotous assembly; penalty., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-269.­html#NRS269Sec230.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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