2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 207 - Miscellaneous Crimes
NRS 207.010 - Habitual criminals: Definition; punishment.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 207.010 (2017)

1. Unless the person is prosecuted pursuant to NRS 207.012 or 207.014, a person convicted in this State of:

(a) Any felony, who has previously been two times convicted, whether in this State or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this State would amount to a felony is a habitual criminal and shall be punished for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 5 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years.

(b) Any felony, who has previously been three times convicted, whether in this State or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this State would amount to a felony is a habitual criminal and shall be punished for a category A felony by imprisonment in the state prison:

(1) For life without the possibility of parole;

(2) For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served; or

(3) For a definite term of 25 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served.

2. It is within the discretion of the prosecuting attorney whether to include a count under this section in any information or file a notice of habitual criminality if an indictment is found. The trial judge may, at his or her discretion, dismiss a count under this section which is included in any indictment or information.

[1911 C&P § 27; RL § 6292; NCL § 9976]—(NRS A 1961, 446; 1965, 250; 1967, 217, 516; 1971, 173; 1977, 360; 1981, 1647; 1985, 1026, 1643; 1995, 856, 1238, 1358, 2392; 1997, 1184; 2009, 567)

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