Nevada Military Affairs and Civil Emergencies
Appeals by State.
In a trial by court-martial in which a punitive discharge may be adjudged, the State may not appeal a finding of not guilty with respect to the charge or specification by the members of the court-martial, or by a judge in a bench trial, provided that the finding is not made in reconsideration of a sentence or a finding of guilty. The State may appeal the following:
An order or ruling of the military judge which terminates the proceedings with respect to a charge or specification;
An order or ruling which excludes evidence that is substantial proof of a fact material to the proceeding;
An order or ruling which directs the disclosure of classified information;
An order or ruling which imposes sanctions for nondisclosure of classified information;
A refusal of the military judge to issue a protective order sought by the State to prevent the disclosure of classified information; and
A refusal by the military judge to enforce an order described in paragraph (e) that has been previously issued by appropriate authority.
An appeal of an order or ruling by the State may not be taken unless the trial counsel provides the military judge with written notice of appeal from the order or ruling within 72 hours after the order or ruling. Such notice must include a certification by the trial counsel that the appeal is not taken for the purpose of delay and, if the order or ruling appealed is one which excludes evidence, that the evidence excluded is substantial proof of a fact material in the proceeding.
The State must diligently prosecute an appeal under this section as provided by law.
An appeal under this section must be forwarded to the court prescribed in this Code. In ruling on an appeal under this section, the court may act only with respect to matters of law.
Any period of delay resulting from an appeal under this section must be excluded in deciding any issue regarding denial of a speedy trial unless an appropriate authority determines that the appeal was filed solely for the purpose of delay with the knowledge that it was totally frivolous and without merit.