2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 205 - Crimes Against Property
NRS 205.465 - Possession or sale of document or personal identifying information to establish false status or identity; penalties; rebuttable inference that possessor of personal identifying information intended to unlawfully use such information.


NV Rev Stat § 205.465 (2013) What's This?

1. It is unlawful for a person to possess, sell or transfer any document or personal identifying information for the purpose of establishing a false status, occupation, membership, license or identity for himself or herself or any other person.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a person who:

(a) Sells or transfers any such document or personal identifying information in violation of subsection 1; or

(b) Possesses any such document or personal identifying information in violation of subsection 1 to commit any of the crimes set forth in NRS 205.085 to 205.217, inclusive, 205.473 to 205.513, inclusive, or 205.610 to 205.810, inclusive,

is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

3. A person who violates subsection 2 by:

(a) Selling or transferring the personal identifying information of an older person or a vulnerable person;

(b) Selling or transferring the personal identifying information of five or more persons; or

(c) Causing another person to suffer a financial loss or injury of $3,000 or more as a result of the violation,

is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 20 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $100,000.

4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsections 2 and 3, a person who possesses any such document or personal identifying information in violation of subsection 1 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. If a person possesses any such document or personal identifying information in violation of subsection 1 for the sole purpose of establishing false proof of age, including, without limitation, establishing false proof of age to game, purchase alcoholic beverages or purchase cigarettes or other tobacco products, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor.

5. Subsection 1 does not:

(a) Preclude the adoption by a city or county of an ordinance prohibiting the possession of any such document or personal identifying information; or

(b) Prohibit the possession or use of any such document or personal identifying information by officers of local police, sheriff and metropolitan police departments and by agents of the Investigation Division of the Department of Public Safety while engaged in undercover investigations related to the lawful discharge of their duties.

6. Proof of possession of the personal identifying information of five or more persons in a manner not set forth in NRS 205.4655 permits a rebuttable inference that the possessor intended to use such information in violation of this section.

(Added to NRS by 1975, 1460; A 1981, 2012; 1985, 1980; 1995, 1227; 1999, 1345; 2001, 2581; 2003, 1358, 2462; 2005, 2501; 2007, 2172)

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