2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 15 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Chapter 199 Crimes Against Public Justice
NRS 199.100 Rescuing prisoner.

NRS 199.100 Rescuing prisoner.

1. A person who, by force or fraud, rescues from lawful custody, or from an officer or person having him or her in lawful custody, a prisoner held upon a charge, arrest, commitment, conviction or sentence for felony is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

2. A person who rescues a prisoner held upon a charge, arrest, commitment, conviction or sentence for a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor shall be punished:

(a) Where a dangerous weapon is used in the course of the rescue, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.

(b) Where no dangerous weapon is so used, for a misdemeanor.

[1911 C&P 71; RL 6336; NCL 10020]-(NRS A 1967, 464; 1979, 1420; 1995, 1174)



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