Even if you do not qualify for an order for protection, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have an order for protection, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
If the abuser has misused technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Nevada that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our Nevada Statutes page:
- Kidnapping (1st and 2nd degree)
- Detention, concealment or removal of child
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault of spouse by spouse
- False imprisonment
- Battery which constitutes domestic violence
- Peering, peeping or spying through window, door or other opening of dwelling of another
- Capturing image of private area of another person
- Unlawful dissemination of intimate image
- Fraud and false personation
- Ownership or possession of firearm by certain persons prohibited.
The Nevada Department of Administration runs a Victims of Crime Program, which provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call them at (702) 486-2740 (southern Nevada) or (775) 687-8428 (northern Nevada).
For information on victims’ compensation in Nevada, visit the Nevada Department of Administration’s website, or contact them by telephone at (702) 486-2740 (southern Nevada) or (775) 687-8428 (northern Nevada).
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our NV Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.