NRS 484C.440
Penalties for vehicular homicide

  • segregation of offender
  • plea bargaining restricted
  • suspension of sentence and probation prohibited
  • aggravating factor.


A person who commits vehicular homicide pursuant to NRS 484C.130 is guilty of a category A felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison:


For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served; or


For a definite term of 25 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served.


A person imprisoned pursuant to subsection 1 must, insofar as practicable, be segregated from offenders whose crimes were violent and, insofar as practicable, be assigned to an institution or facility of minimum security.


A prosecuting attorney shall not dismiss a charge of vehicular homicide in exchange for a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless the attorney knows or it is obvious that the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at the time of trial. A sentence imposed pursuant to subsection 1 may not be suspended nor may probation be granted.


If the defendant was transporting a person who is less than 15 years of age in the vehicle at the time of the violation, the court shall consider that fact as an aggravating factor in determining the sentence of the defendant.
Device to Prevent Person Who Has Consumed Alcohol From Starting Vehicle

Source: Section 484C.440 — Penalties for vehicular homicide; segregation of offender; plea bargaining restricted; suspension of sentence and probation prohibited; aggravating factor., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-484C.­html#NRS484CSec440.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

§ 484C.440’s source at nv​.us