2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 179 - Special Proceedings of a Criminal Nature; Sealing Records of Criminal Proceedings; Rewards; Forms
NRS 179.1165 - Seizure of property: Requirement of process.


NV Rev Stat § 179.1165 (2013) What's This?

1. Except as provided in subsection 2, property that is subject to forfeiture may only be seized by a law enforcement agency upon process issued by a magistrate having jurisdiction over the property.

2. A seizure of property may be made by a law enforcement agency without process if:

(a) The seizure is incident to:

(1) An arrest;

(2) A search pursuant to a search warrant; or

(3) An inspection pursuant to a warrant for an administrative inspection;

(b) The property is the subject of a final judgment in a proceeding for forfeiture;

(c) The law enforcement agency has probable cause to believe that the property is directly or indirectly dangerous to health or safety; or

(d) The law enforcement agency has probable cause to believe that the property is subject to forfeiture.

(Added to NRS by 1985, 1466; A 1987, 1382)

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