Nev. Rev. Stat. § 194.010

Current through 80th (2019) Session Chapters 1-541 and 545-636
Section 194.010 - Persons capable of committing crimes

All persons are liable to punishment except those belonging to the following classes:

1. Children under the age of 8 years.
2. Children between the ages of 8 years and 10 years, unless the child is charged with murder or a sexual offense as defined in NRS 62F.100.
3. Children between the ages of 8 years and 14 years, in the absence of clear proof that at the time of committing the act charged against them they knew its wrongfulness.
4. Persons who committed the act charged or made the omission charged in a state of insanity.
5. Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged under an ignorance or mistake of fact, which disproves any criminal intent, where a specific intent is required to constitute the offense.
6. Persons who committed the act charged without being conscious thereof.
7. Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged, through misfortune or by accident, when it appears that there was no evil design, intention or culpable negligence.
8. Persons, unless the crime is punishable with death, who committed the act or made the omission charged under threats or menaces sufficient to show that they had reasonable cause to believe, and did believe, their lives would be endangered if they refused, or that they would suffer great bodily harm.

NRS 194.010

1911 C&P § 3; RL § 6268; NCL § 9952 - NRS A 1979, 145 [Ch. 88]; 1981, 1660 [Ch. 687]; 1995, 2467 [Ch. 637]; 2001 Special Session, 136 [Ch. 8]; 2003, 1480 [Ch. 284]; 2015, 787 [Ch. 168]

Amended by 2015, Ch. 168,§4, eff. 10/1/2015.

[1911 C and P § 3; RL § 6268; NCL § 9952]-(NRS A 1979, 145; 1981, 1660; 1995, 2467; 2001 Special Session, 136; 2003, 1480)