2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 15 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Chapter 199 Crimes Against Public Justice
NRS 199.460 Extortion of confession; refusing accused communication with attorney or friends.

NRS 199.460 Extortion of confession; refusing accused communication with attorney or friends.

1. An officer or person having the custody and control of the body or liberty of any person under arrest shall not refuse permission to the arrested person to communicate at reasonable times and intervals with his or her friends or with an attorney, or subject any person under arrest to any form of personal violence, intimidation, indignity or threats for the purpose of extorting from that person incriminating statements or a confession.

2. A person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished:

(a) Where physical force or the immediate threat of physical force is used in the course of extorting statements or a confession, or where substantial bodily harm to the arrested person results from such violence, intimidation or indignity, for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130.

(b) Where no physical force or immediate threat of physical force is used in the course of extorting statements or a confession, or where no substantial bodily harm results to the arrested person from such violence, intimidation or indignity, for a gross misdemeanor.

(c) Where the only offense is to refuse permission to the arrested person to communicate with his or her friends or with an attorney, for a misdemeanor.

[1911 C&P 542; RL 6807; NCL 10488]-(NRS A 1967, 467; 1979, 1423; 1995, 1179)



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