2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 205 - Crimes Against Property
NRS 205.0817 - Unlawful occupancy; penalty.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 205.0817 (2017)

1. A person who takes up residence in an uninhabited or vacant dwelling and knows or has reason to believe that such residency is without permission of the owner of the dwelling or an authorized representative of the owner is guilty of unlawful occupancy.

2. A person convicted of unlawful occupancy is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. A person convicted of unlawful occupancy and who has been convicted three or more times of unlawful occupancy is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

3. A person who is accused of unlawful occupancy pursuant to subsection 1 and has previously been convicted two times of housebreaking, unlawful occupancy or any lesser included or related offense, or any combination thereof, arising from the same set of facts is presumed to have obtained residency of the dwelling with the knowledge that:

(a) Any asserted lease is invalid; and

(b) Neither the owner nor an authorized representative of the owner permitted the residency.

(Added to NRS by 2015, 3137)

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