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Laws current as of January 9, 2024

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;
  • to physically confine or restrain 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 does two or more acts directed towards you over a period of time that reasonably cause you to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed, or fearful for the safety of yourself or 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(3)