2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 14 PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 176A Probation and Suspension of Sentence
NRS 176A.255 Transfer of jurisdiction from justice court or municipal court to district court for assignment of defendant to program.

NRS 176A.255 Transfer of jurisdiction from justice court or municipal court to district court for assignment of defendant to program.

1. A justice court or a municipal court may, upon approval of the district court, transfer original jurisdiction to the district court of a case involving an eligible defendant.

2. As used in this section, "eligible defendant" means a person who:

(a) Has not tendered a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of, an offense that is a misdemeanor;

(b) Appears to suffer from mental illness or to be mentally retarded; and

(c) Would benefit from assignment to a program established pursuant to NRS 176A.250.

(Added to NRS by 2001 Special Session, 259; A 2003, 1467, 1946; 2007, 1422)



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