Do I have to register my protection order in Nevada in order to get it enforced?
No. Nevada state law gives full protection to an out-of-state order for protection.1 Your order does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by a Nevada police officer, but the officer does need to believe that it is a valid (real) order.2 It may be easier for an officer to enforce your order if it contains the following information:
- Your name;
- The abuser’s name;
- Something that says your order is still valid (the expiration date is for some time in the future);
- Something that says the court that issued your order is a valid court, such as a stamp, seal, or signature that a court official placed on it.3
You might also be able get your order enforced even if you don’t have a copy of it with you. You can ask the officer to call the court that issued your order to confirm that it is real.4 It might be a good idea to keep that number on hand.
1 N.R.S. § 33.085(1)
2 N.R.S. § 33.085(5)
3 N.R.S. § 33.085(3)(a)-(c)
4 N.R.S. § 33.085(4)(c)