Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 5.057
Determination if defendant is a veteran or member of military; alternative program of treatment.


1.

As soon as possible after a defendant is arrested or cited, the municipal judge shall attempt to determine whether the defendant is a veteran or a member of the military and, if so, whether the defendant meets the qualifications of subsection 1 of NRS 176A.280. Before accepting a plea from a defendant or proceeding to trial, the municipal judge shall:

(a)

Address the defendant personally and ask the defendant if he or she is a veteran or a member of the military; and

(b)

Determine whether the defendant meets the qualifications of subsection 1 of NRS 176A.280.

2.

If the defendant meets the qualifications of subsection 1 of NRS 176A.280, the municipal court may, if the municipal court has not established a program pursuant to NRS 176A.280 and, if appropriate, take any action authorized by law for the purpose of having the defendant assigned to:

(a)

A program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.280; or

(b)

If a program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.280 is not available for the defendant, a program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.250 or 453.580.

3.

As used in this section:

(a)

Member of the military has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176A.043.

(b)

Veteran has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176A.090.
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