2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 43 PUBLIC SAFETY; VEHICLES; WATERCRAFT
Chapter 483 Drivers’ Licenses; Driving Schools and Driving Instructors
NRS 483.560 Driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended; probation, suspended sentences and plea bargaining prohibited; exception; penalties.

NRS 483.560 Driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended; probation, suspended sentences and plea bargaining prohibited; exception; penalties.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, any person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access at a time when the person's driver's license has been cancelled, revoked or suspended is guilty of a misdemeanor.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if the license of the person was suspended, revoked or restricted because of:

(a) A violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.120, 484C.210 or 484C.430;

(b) A homicide resulting from driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance or resulting from any other conduct prohibited by NRS 484C.110, 484C.130 or 484C.430; or

(c) A violation of a law of any other jurisdiction that prohibits the same or similar conduct as set forth in paragraph (a) or (b),

the person shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months or by serving a term of residential confinement for not less than 60 days nor more than 6 months, and shall be further punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000. A person who is punished pursuant to this subsection may not be granted probation, and a sentence imposed for such a violation may not be suspended. A prosecutor may not dismiss a charge of such a violation in exchange for a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason, unless the prosecutor believes the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at trial. The provisions of this subsection do not apply if the period of revocation has expired but the person has not reinstated the license.

3. A term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge or justice of the peace. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the person convicted. However, the full term of imprisonment must be served within 6 months after the date of conviction, and any segment of time the person is imprisoned must not consist of less than 24 hours.

4. Jail sentences simultaneously imposed pursuant to this section and NRS 484C.320, 484C.330, 484C.400, 484C.410 or 484C.420 must run consecutively.

5. If the Department receives a record of the conviction or punishment of any person pursuant to this section upon a charge of driving a vehicle while the person's license was:

(a) Suspended, the Department shall extend the period of the suspension for an additional like period.

(b) Revoked, the Department shall extend the period of ineligibility for a license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional 1 year.

(c) Restricted, the Department shall revoke the restricted license and extend the period of ineligibility for a license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional 1 year.

(d) Suspended or cancelled for an indefinite period, the Department shall suspend the license for an additional 6 months for the first violation and an additional 1 year for each subsequent violation.

6. Suspensions and revocations imposed pursuant to this section must run consecutively.

[Part 20:190:1941; A 1953, 191; 1955, 65] + [Part 42:190:1941; 1931 NCL 4442.41]-(NRS A 1967, 593, 1261; 1969, 551; 1973, 1276; 1981, 535, 1923; 1983, 1083; 1989, 1153; 1993, 113, 2265; 1995, 261, 2470; 1997, 1743; 1999, 3412; 2003, 1489; 2005, 135; 2007, 1449, 2789)



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