2010 Nevada Code
Chapter 171 Proceedings to Commitment
NRS 171.177 When person detained must be taken before magistrate.

NRS 171.177 When person detained must be taken before magistrate. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 171.122 and 171.178, whenever any person is detained by a peace officer for any violation of a county, city or town ordinance or a state law which is punishable as a misdemeanor, the person must be taken without unnecessary delay before the proper magistrate, as specified in NRS 171.178 and 171.184, in the following cases:

1. When the person demands an immediate appearance before a magistrate;

2. When the person is detained pursuant to a warrant for the person's arrest;

3. When the person is arrested by a peace officer; or

4. In any other event when the person is issued a misdemeanor citation by an authorized person and refuses to give a written promise to appear in court as provided in NRS 171.1773.

(Added to NRS by 1973, 156; A 1975, 1200; 1993, 144)

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