[Rev. 5/1/2022 7:10:45 PM--2021]


NRS 196.010           Treason.

NRS 196.020           “Levying war” defined.

NRS 196.030           Misprision of treason.



      NRS 196.010  Treason.

      1.  Treason against the people of the State consists in:

      (a) Levying war against the people of the State;

      (b) Adhering to its enemies; or

      (c) Giving them aid and comfort.

      2.  Treason is a category B felony and is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 10 years.

      3.  A person must not be convicted for treason unless upon the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act or by confession in open court.

      [1911 C&P § 43; RL § 6308; NCL § 9992]—(NRS A 1967, 459; 1973, 1803; 1995, 1170)

      NRS 196.020  “Levying war” defined.  To constitute levying war against the State an actual act of war must be committed. To conspire to levy war is not enough. When persons arise in insurrection with intent to prevent, in general, by force and intimidation, the execution of a statute of this state, or to force its repeal, they shall be guilty of levying war. But an endeavor, although by numbers and force of arms, to resist the execution of a law in a single instance, and for a private purpose, is not levying war.

      [1911 C&P § 44; RL § 6309; NCL § 9993]

      NRS 196.030  Misprision of treason.  A person who has knowledge of the commission of treason, who conceals the crime, and does not, as soon as may be, disclose the treason to the Governor or a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the Court of Appeals or the district court, is guilty of misprision of treason which is a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      [1911 C&P § 45; RL § 6310; NCL § 9994]—(NRS A 1967, 460; 1979, 1417; 1995, 1170; 2013, 1763)