Legal Information: Nevada

Restraining Orders

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March 18, 2016

How can an order for protection against sexual assault help me?

A temporary or extended order can:

  • Direct the abuser to stay away from your home, school, business, or place of employment and any other location specifically named by the court;
  • Prohibit the abuser from contacting, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with you or any other person named in the order, including your family or household member(s); and/or
  • Include other restrictions on the abuser that the court considers necessary to protect you or any other person specifically named by the court, including members of your family or household.*

Note: If an abuser is charged with the crime of sexual assault against you, you might get a protection order from the criminal court judge with the restrictions listed above.  The judge could issue this order if the abuser (defendant) is released from jail before trial or once s/he is found guilty of the crime.**  If the abuser is brought to trial, the prosecutor should inform you of the outcome of the case.***  If the court orders any restrictions on the abuser, the court clerk is supposed to provide you and any other people named in the order with a certified copy of the order.****

* N.R.S. § 200.378(1)
** N.R.S. § 200.378(2)
*** N.R.S. § 200.3784(1)
**** N.R.S. § 200.3784(2)