2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 14 PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 171 Proceedings to Commitment
NRS 171.158 Arrests within this State by foreign officers; hearing before magistrate.

NRS 171.158 Arrests within this State by foreign officers; hearing before magistrate.

1. Any member of a duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of another state of the United States who enters this State in fresh pursuit, and continues within this State in fresh pursuit, of a person in order to arrest the person on the ground that the person is believed to have committed a felony in the other state, shall have the same authority to arrest and hold such person in custody, as has any member of any duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of this State, to arrest and hold in custody a person on the ground that the person is believed to have committed a felony in this State.

2. The officer of another state making an arrest within this State shall take the person arrested before a magistrate of the county in which the arrest was made, without unnecessary delay. The magistrate shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of determining the lawfulness of the arrest. If the magistrate determines that the arrest was lawful, the magistrate shall commit the person arrested to await for a reasonable time the issuance of an extradition warrant by the Governor of this State or admit the person to bail for such purpose. If the magistrate determines the arrest was unlawful the magistrate shall discharge the person arrested.

3. This section shall not be construed so as to make unlawful any arrest in this State which would otherwise be lawful.

(Added to NRS by 1967, 1403)



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