[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:59:26 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 195 - PARTIES TO CRIMES

NRS 195.010           Classification of parties to crimes.

NRS 195.020           Principals.

NRS 195.030           Accessories.

NRS 195.040           Trial and punishment of accessories.

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      NRS 195.010  Classification of parties to crimes.  Parties to crimes are classified as:

      1.  Principals; and

      2.  Accessories.

      [1911 C&P § 8; RL § 6273; NCL § 9957]

      NRS 195.020  Principals.  Every person concerned in the commission of a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, whether the person directly commits the act constituting the offense, or aids or abets in its commission, and whether present or absent; and every person who, directly or indirectly, counsels, encourages, hires, commands, induces or otherwise procures another to commit a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor is a principal, and shall be proceeded against and punished as such. The fact that the person aided, abetted, counseled, encouraged, hired, commanded, induced or procured, could not or did not entertain a criminal intent shall not be a defense to any person aiding, abetting, counseling, encouraging, hiring, commanding, inducing or procuring him or her.

      [1911 C&P § 9; RL § 6274; NCL § 9958]

      NRS 195.030  Accessories.

      1.  Every person who is not the spouse or domestic partner of the offender and who, after the commission of a felony, destroys or conceals, or aids in the destruction or concealment of, material evidence, or harbors or conceals such offender with intent that the offender may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment, having knowledge that such offender has committed a felony or is liable to arrest, is an accessory to the felony.

      2.  Every person who is not the spouse, domestic partner, brother or sister, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild of the offender, who, after the commission of a gross misdemeanor, harbors, conceals or aids such offender with intent that the offender may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment, having knowledge that such offender has committed a gross misdemeanor or is liable to arrest, is an accessory to the gross misdemeanor.

      3.  As used in this section, “domestic partner” means a person who is in a domestic partnership that is registered pursuant to chapter 122A of NRS, and that has not been terminated pursuant to that chapter.

      [1911 C&P § 10; RL § 6275; NCL § 9959]—(NRS A 1959, 294; 2013, 1381)

      NRS 195.040  Trial and punishment of accessories.

      1.  An accessory to a felony may be indicted, tried and convicted either in the county where he or she became an accessory, or where the principal felony was committed, whether the principal offender has or has not been convicted, or is or is not amenable to justice, or has been pardoned or otherwise discharged after conviction. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and except where a different punishment is specially provided by law, the accessory is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. An accessory to a felony who is the brother or sister, parent or grandparent, child or grandchild of the principal offender and who is an accessory to a felony pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 195.030 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      2.  An accessory to a gross misdemeanor may be indicted, tried and convicted in the manner provided for an accessory to a felony and, except where a different punishment is specially provided by law, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months, or by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, or by both fine and imprisonment.

      [1911 C&P § 11; RL § 6276; NCL § 9960]—(NRS A 1959, 294; 1995, 1169; 2013, 1382)