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Updated: 
November 3, 2020

Who can file for a high-risk protection order?

A law enforcement officer or the respondent’s family or household member can file for a high-risk protection order if the respondent poses an immediate risk of causing personal injury to himself/herself or another person by possessing, having in his/her custody or control, or purchasing a firearm.1

You are considered to be the respondent’s family or household member if you:

  • are related to the respondent by blood, adoption, or marriage;
  • have a child in common with the respondent;
  • are the respondent’s domestic partner;
  • have a parent-child relationship with the respondent, including biological, adoptive, or legal parents or grandparents;
  • have acted as the respondent’s guardian; or
  • currently have or previously had a dating or ongoing intimate relationship with the respondent.2

1 N.R.S. §§ 33.570; 33.560(1), (2)
2 N.R.S. § 33.540