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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 9, 2024

What protections can I get in an order for protection against sexual assault?

A temporary or extended civil order for protection against sexual assault 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
  • include other restrictions on the abuser that the judge considers necessary to protect you or any other person specifically named in the order, including members of your family or household.1

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.2 If the abuser is brought to trial, you may ask in writing that the prosecutor tell you about the outcome of the case. The information the prosecutor gives you should include:

1.    any pretrial settlement of the case;
2.    the final outcome of the case; and
3.    information from the abuser’s registration if s/he is required to register as a sex offender.3

If the criminal 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.4

1 N.R.S. § 200.378(1)
2 N.R.S. § 200.378(2)
3 N.R.S. § 200.3784(1)
4 N.R.S. § 200.3784(2)