Legal Information: Nevada

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 6, 2021

What protections can I get in an order for protection against high-risk behavior?

An emergency or extended order for protection against high-risk behavior will prohibit the respondent from:

  • having a firearm in his/her possession or control; and
  • purchasing or getting a firearm.1

The order will also require the respondent to immediately give up (surrender) any firearms in his/her possession or control to law enforcement.2

At the time any firearm is surrendered, the law enforcement agency will give the respondent a receipt with the description of each firearm surrendered. The respondent is required to show that receipt to the court within one business day. If the police believe that the respondent has not given up all of his/her firearms, they can apply to the court for a search warrant to search any place where they believe the firearms may be and take (seize) them.3

1 N.R.S. § 33.590
2 N.R.S. § 33.600(1)
3 N.R.S. § 33.600(2), (3)

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