2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 14 PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 176A Probation and Suspension of Sentence
NRS 176A.410 Required terms and conditions for sex offenders; powers and duties of court; exceptions.

NRS 176A.410 Required terms and conditions for sex offenders; powers and duties of court; exceptions.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, if a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense and the court grants probation or suspends the sentence, the court shall, in addition to any other condition ordered pursuant to NRS 176A.400, order as a condition of probation or suspension of sentence that the defendant:

(a) Submit to a search and seizure of the defendant's person, residence or vehicle or any property under the defendant's control, at any time of the day or night, without a warrant, by any parole and probation officer or any peace officer, for the purpose of determining whether the defendant has violated any condition of probation or suspension of sentence or committed any crime.

(b) Reside at a location only if:

(1) The residence has been approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(2) If the residence is a facility that houses more than three persons who have been released from prison, the facility is a facility for transitional living for released offenders that is licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS.

(3) The defendant keeps the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant informed of the defendant's current address.

(c) Accept a position of employment or a position as a volunteer only if it has been approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant and keep the parole and probation officer informed of the location of the defendant's position of employment or position as a volunteer.

(d) Abide by any curfew imposed by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(e) Participate in and complete a program of professional counseling approved by the Division.

(f) Submit to periodic tests, as requested by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant, to determine whether the defendant is using a controlled substance.

(g) Submit to periodic polygraph examinations, as requested by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(h) Abstain from consuming, possessing or having under the defendant's control any alcohol.

(i) Not have contact or communicate with a victim of the sexual offense or a witness who testified against the defendant or solicit another person to engage in such contact or communication on behalf of the defendant, unless approved by the Chief Parole and Probation Officer or the Chief Parole and Probation Officer's designee and a written agreement is entered into and signed in the manner set forth in subsection 5.

(j) Not use aliases or fictitious names.

(k) Not obtain a post office box unless the defendant receives permission from the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(l) Not have contact with a person less than 18 years of age in a secluded environment unless another adult who has never been convicted of a sexual offense is present and permission has been obtained from the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant in advance of each such contact.

(m) Unless approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant and by a psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor treating the defendant, if any, not knowingly be within 500 feet of any place, or if the place is a structure, within 500 feet of the actual structure, that is designed primarily for use by or for children, including, without limitation, a public or private school, a school bus stop, a center or facility that provides day care services, a video arcade, an amusement park, a playground, a park, an athletic field or a facility for youth sports, or a motion picture theater. The provisions of this paragraph apply only to a defendant who is a Tier III offender.

(n) Comply with any protocol concerning the use of prescription medication prescribed by a treating physician, including, without limitation, any protocol concerning the use of psychotropic medication.

(o) Not possess any sexually explicit material that is deemed inappropriate by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(p) Not patronize a business which offers a sexually related form of entertainment and which is deemed inappropriate by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(q) Not possess any electronic device capable of accessing the Internet and not access the Internet through any such device or any other means, unless possession of such a device or such access is approved by the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant.

(r) Inform the parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant if the defendant expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the defendant's enrollment at an institution of higher education. As used in this paragraph, "institution of higher education" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.045.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, if a defendant is convicted of an offense listed in subsection 6 of NRS 213.1255 against a child under the age of 14 years, the defendant is a Tier III offender and the court grants probation or suspends the sentence of the defendant, the court shall, in addition to any other condition ordered pursuant to subsection 1, order as a condition of probation or suspension of sentence that the defendant:

(a) Reside at a location only if the residence is not located within 1,000 feet of any place, or if the place is a structure, within 1,000 feet of the actual structure, that is designed primarily for use by or for children, including, without limitation, a public or private school, a school bus stop, a center or facility that provides day care services, a video arcade, an amusement park, a playground, a park, an athletic field or a facility for youth sports, or a motion picture theater.

(b) As deemed appropriate by the Chief Parole and Probation Officer, be placed under a system of active electronic monitoring that is capable of identifying the defendant's location and producing, upon request, reports or records of the defendant's presence near or within a crime scene or prohibited area or the defendant's departure from a specified geographic location.

(c) Pay any costs associated with the defendant's participation under the system of active electronic monitoring, to the extent of the defendant's ability to pay.

3. A defendant placed under the system of active electronic monitoring pursuant to subsection 2 shall:

(a) Follow the instructions provided by the Division to maintain the electronic monitoring device in working order.

(b) Report any incidental damage or defacement of the electronic monitoring device to the Division within 2 hours after the occurrence of the damage or defacement.

(c) Abide by any other conditions set forth by the Division with regard to the defendant's participation under the system of active electronic monitoring.

4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person who intentionally removes or disables or attempts to remove or disable an electronic monitoring device placed on a defendant pursuant to this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit a person authorized by the Division from performing maintenance or repairs to an electronic monitoring device.

5. A written agreement entered into pursuant to paragraph (i) of subsection 1 must state that the contact or communication is in the best interest of the victim or witness, and specify the type of contact or communication authorized. The written agreement must be signed and agreed to by:

(a) The victim or the witness;

(b) The defendant;

(c) The parole and probation officer assigned to the defendant;

(d) The psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor treating the defendant, victim or witness, if any;

(e) If the victim or witness is a child under 18 years of age, each parent, guardian or custodian of the child; and

(f) The Chief Parole and Probation Officer or the Chief Parole and Probation Officer's designee.

6. The court is not required to impose a condition of probation or suspension of sentence listed in subsections 1 and 2 if the court finds that extraordinary circumstances are present and the court enters those extraordinary circumstances in the record.

7. As used in this section, "sexual offense" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.097.

(Added to NRS by 1997, 1667; A 2001, 2051; 2003, 566; 2005, 2862; 2007, 1916, 2749, 3246; 2009, 1293)



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