NRS 41.950
Award of damages and other relief.


In an action brought pursuant to NRS 41.900 which results in the court entering a certificate of innocence pursuant to NRS 41.910, the court shall award the person:


If the person was imprisoned for:


One to 10 years, $50,000 for each year of imprisonment;


Eleven to 20 years, $75,000 for each year of imprisonment; or


Twenty-one years or more, $100,000 for each year of imprisonment; and


Not less than $25,000 for each year the person was on parole or not less than $25,000 for each year the person was required to register as a sex offender, whichever period of time was greater.


In addition to any damages awarded pursuant to subsection 1, the court may award:


Reasonable attorney’s fees, not to exceed $25,000, unless a greater amount is authorized by a court upon a finding of good cause shown.


Payment for the cost of:


Tuition, books and fees for the person to attend an institution operated by the Nevada System of Higher Education;


Participation by the person in a health care program of this State;


Programs for reentry into the community for the person; and


Counseling services for the person;


Reimbursement for:


Restitution ordered to be paid by the person in the criminal proceeding for which he or she was wrongfully convicted; and


Medical care paid for by the person while he or she was imprisoned for his or her wrongful conviction; and


Any other relief, including, without limitation, housing assistance or assistance for financial literacy for the person.


Any award of damages issued pursuant to subsection 1 must be rounded up to the nearest half year.


A court shall not award and a person shall not receive compensation for any period of imprisonment during which the person was concurrently serving a sentence for a conviction of another offense for which the person was lawfully convicted and imprisoned.


If counseling services are awarded to the person pursuant to subsection 2, the person may select a relative to receive counseling with the person. As used in this subsection, “relative” means a person who is related by blood, adoption, marriage or domestic partnership within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity.

Source: Section 41.950 — Award of damages and other relief., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-041.­html#NRS041Sec950.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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