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March 22, 2022

What are the legal definitions of harassment, stalking, and aggravated stalking in Nevada?

Harassment is when someone threatens you with any of the following and you reasonably fear that the threat will be carried out:

  • to cause future physical injury to you or to another person;
  • to cause physical damage to your property or the property of another person (besides the harasser);
  • to physically confine or restrain (forcefully hold or keep) you or another person; or
  • to do any act which is intended to cause significant harm to the physical or mental health or safety of you or another person.1

Stalking is when a person performs a series of acts over time that reasonably causes you to reasonably feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed, or fearful for your safety, or the safety of your family or household member.2

Note: “Family or household member” means a current or former spouse, a parent, a person who is related by blood or marriage, or a person who is or was living with you.3

Aggravated stalking is when a person commits the crime of stalking (as defined above) and also threatens you with the intention of making you reasonably fear death or serious bodily harm.4

1 N.R.S. § 200.571(1)
2 N.R.S. § 200.575(1)
3 N.R.S. § 200.575(6)(b)
4 N.R.S. § 200.575(2)

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