State v. TatalovichAnnotate this Case
Respondent was hired as an expert witness in two Nevada civil court cases. To prepare for the cases, Respondent inspected the crime scenes, took measurements and photographs, and reviewed security measures and devices. Respondent did not hold a Nevada private investigator's license. The State Private Investigator's Licensing Board cited Respondent for engaging in the business of a private investigator with a Nevada license in violation of Nev. Rev. Stat. 648.060. The district court dismissed the citation, holding that Respondent's investigative activities were incidental to his formation of expert testimony and therefore fell outside chapter 648's licensing scheme. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Respondent's actions fell outside the Nevada licensing requirement.