SEX OFFENDER, CHILD OFFENDER, AND JUVENILE REGISTRATION IN NEVADA

This article is current as of 6/1/15.
*This Article is intended to provide general information.  It is not a substitute for advice from Mueller, Hinds, and Associates, Chtd. or any of its attorneys regarding your particular case. 

The following article addresses who is required to register, what information he or she needs to provide, and when, where, and how he or she completes the registration process.  It also addresses what types of crimes and what information Nevada will provide for public access (community notification).   
If you or a family member are considering pleading guilty to a type of crime which requires registration and/or notification, this article will give you guidance about what to expect.  If you have already been convicted and are currently required to register, this Article also discusses whether your might be able to reduce your time period of registration.   

Section 1

WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER?

There are 3 categories of persons who must register.  The first group consists of all persons convicted of the following sex offenses.

  1. Murder of the first degree committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of sexual assault or of sexual abuse or sexual molestation of a child less than 14 years of age pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 200.030.
  2. Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366.      
  3. Statutory sexual seduction pursuant to NRS 200.368.
  4. Battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 200.400.
  5. An offense involving the administration of a drug to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a felony pursuant to NRS 200.405, if the felony is an offense listed in this subsection.
  6. An offense involving the administration of a controlled substance to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a crime of violence pursuant to NRS 200.408, if the crime of violence is an offense listed in this section.
  7. Abuse of a child pursuant to  NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.
  8. An offense involving pornography and a minor pursuant to NRS 200.710 to 200.730, inclusive.
  9. Incest pursuant to NRS 201.180.
  10. Open or gross lewdness pursuant to NRS 201.210.
  11. Indecent or obscene exposure pursuant to NRS 201.220.
  12. Lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230.
  13. Sexual penetration of a dead human body pursuant to NRS 201.450.
  14. Luring a child or a person with mental illness pursuant to NRS 201.560, if punished as a felony.
  15. Sex trafficking pursuant to NRS 201.300.
  16. Any other offense that has an element involving a sexual act or sexual conduct with another.      
  17. An attempt or conspiracy to commit the offenses listed above. 
  18. An offense that is determined to be sexually motivated pursuant to NRS 175.547 or 207.193.
  19. An offense committed in another jurisdiction that, if committed in this State, would be an offense listed in this subsection. This an offense prosecuted in a tribal court, a court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States, and offenses of a sexual nature committed in another jurisdiction if that jurisdiction requires registration, even if Nevada does not require registration for that offense. 

Section 2

WHAT INFORMATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED FOR THE RECORD OF REGISTRATION?

Under NRS 179D.151, the record, must include:

  1. Information about the offender personally:
    • The offender’s name and any past or current aliases;
    • A complete physical description, a current photograph and the fingerprints and palm prints;
    • The date of birth and the social security number;
    • The identification number from a driver’s license or an identification card and a photocopy of the document;
    • Whether the DNA profile and DNA record has been entered into CODIS;
    • Any other identifying information.
  2. Information about the offender’s residence:
    • The address at which the offender or sex offender resides, including how long he or she has lived there and how long he or she expects to live there;
    • Further addresses or locations where he or she expects to reside and the anticipated length of time he or she expects to be there;
    • How long he or she expects to love in the county and in the State of Nevada.
    • If the offender or sex offender has no fixed residence, he or she needs to provide the address of any dwelling that is providing temporary shelter, or any other location where the offender or sex offender habitually sleeps, including, but not limited to, the cross streets, intersection, direction and identifiable landmarks of the city, county, state and zip code of that location.
  3. Information about work, volunteer service, and school:     
    • Information about current or expected occupations or employment, including names, addresses, and type of business.
    • Information concerning the offender’s or sex offender’s volunteer service or expected volunteer service in connection with any activity or organization within this State, including, but not limited to, the name, address and type of each such activity or organization.
    • Information concerning the offender’s or sex offender’s enrollment or expected enrollment as a student in any public or private educational institution or school within this State, including, but not limited to, the name, address and type of each such educational institution or school.
    • Information concerning whether the offender or sex offender is, expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the offender’s or sex offender’s enrollment at an institution of higher education;
    • Information that the offender or sex offender is, expects to be or becomes a worker at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the offender’s or sex offender’s work at an institution of higher education, including, but not limited to, the name, address and type of each such institution of higher education.
  4. Miscellaneous information that must be provided:
    • The license plate number and a description of all motor vehicles registered to or frequently driven by the offender or sex offender.
    • The level of registration and community notification of the offender or sex offender.
  5. Record of criminal history that must be provided and maintained:      
    • The criminal history of the offender or sex offender, including:
    • The dates of all arrests and convictions of the offender or sex offender;
    • The status of parole, probation or supervised release of the offender or sex offender;
    • The status of the registration of the offender or sex offender;
    • The existence of any outstanding arrest warrants for the offender or sex offender.
    • Regarding convictions, the court in which the offender or sex offender was convicted:
  6. Regarding the conviction requiring registration, the following information will also be gathered and maintained:
    • The text of the law defining each offense; the name under which the offender or sex offender was convicted
    • The name and location of each penal institution, school, hospital, mental facility or other institution to which the offender or sex offender was committed,
    • The specific location where the offense was committed;
    • The age, the gender, the race and a general physical description of the victim; and
    • How the offense was committed, such as specific sexual acts, the method of obtaining access to the victim, such as the use of enticements, threats, forced entry or violence against the victim, the types of injuries inflicted on the victim, the types of instruments, weapons or objects used; the type of property taken; and
    • Any other distinctive characteristic of the behavior or personality of the offender or sex offender.
Is the information in the Record confidential?

Yes.  The records are confidential and cannot be viewed by the general public.  The can be inspected by a law enforcement officer or by the person named in the Record.  Law enforcement officers include, a sheriff or sheriff’s deputy, a prosecuting attorney, officers from the Department of Corrections, and officers of law enforcement from other jurisdictions.   

Is this information reported to the FBI?

Yes.  This Record, fingerprints, palm prints, and photograph, new address and any other updated information must be forwarded immediately to the FBI.

Section 3

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?

Generally, an offender is required to register with law enforcement of the jurisdiction where he or she was convicted and must keep the information in the registration current.

What information is given during registration?

When an offender convicted of a crime against a child or a sex offender registers with a local law enforcement or updates his registration as required pursuant to NRS 179D.447, he must provide local law enforcement with:

  1. The name of the offender or sex offender and all current and past aliases;             
  2. The social security number of the offender or sex offender;             
  3. The address of any residence or location at which the offender or sex offender resides or will reside; 
  4. The name and address of any place where the offender or sex offender is a worker or will be a worker; 
  5. The name and address of any place where the offender or sex offender is a student or will be a student;
  6. The license plate number and a description of all motor vehicles registered to or frequently driven by the offender or sex offender; and             
  7. Any other information required by federal law, including a biological specimen.

Local law enforcement shall ensure that the record of registration includes:

  1. A complete physical description of the offender or sex offender, a current photograph of the offender or sex offender and the fingerprints and palm prints of the offender or sex offender;         
  2. The text of the provision of law defining each offense for which the offender or sex offender is required to register;             
  3. The criminal history of the offender or sex offender, including, the dates of arrest and convictions, the status of parole, probation or supervised release, the status of the registration of the offender or sex offender, and whether there are outstanding arrest warrants. 
  4. That the DNA profile and DNA record of the offender or sex offender has been entered in CODIS;             
  5. The identification number from a driver’s license or an identification card issued to the offender or sex offender by this State or any other jurisdiction and a photocopy of such driver’s license or identification card;
  6. Any other information required by federal law.             

 When does the first registration happen?

An offender or sex offender who was convicted after October 1, 2007 of a crime against a child or a sexual offense must first register with the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction in which he or she was convicted.

An offender or sex offender shall initially register with a local law enforcement agency as required pursuant to subsection to register

  1. If he or she was sentenced to imprisonment, before being released from incarceration or confinement; or
  2. If there was no sentenced of imprisonment for the crime, he or she must register no later than 3 business days after the date of sentencing. 

How long does someone have to update my new information?

A convicted offender who changes his or her name, residence, employment, or student status must, appear in person no later than 3 business days after such change in at least one of the jurisdictions in which the offender or sex offender resides, or is a student or worker, and provide all information concerning such change to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.      

That agency then has a duty to immediately provide the updated information to the Central Repository and to all other jurisdictions in which the offender or sex offender is required to register.       

What is the process for registration after conviction?

If the Central Repository receives notice from a court pursuant to NRS 176.0926 that an offender has been convicted of a crime against a child, pursuant to NRS 176.0927 that a sex offender has been convicted of a sexual offense or pursuant to NRS 62F.220 that a juvenile has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense for which the juvenile is subject to registration and community notification pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive, the Central Repository shall:

  1. Check if there is a prior record of registration.  If there is not, the Central Repository must notify the local law enforcement agency so that a record of registration may be established; or
  2. If there is a prior registration, the Central Repository must update the record and notify the appropriate local law enforcement agencies.      
  3. If the offender or sex offender named in the notice is granted probation or otherwise will not be incarcerated or confined, the Central Repository shall immediately provide notification concerning the offender or sex offender to the appropriate local law enforcement agencies and, if the offender or sex offender resides in a jurisdiction which is outside of this State, to the appropriate law enforcement agency in that jurisdiction; and      
  4. If the offender or sex offender is incarcerated or confined and has previously been convicted of a crime against a child as described in NRS 179D.0357 or a sexual offense as described in NRS 179D.097, before the offender or sex offender is released, the Department of Corrections or a local law enforcement agency in whose facility the offender or sex offender is incarcerated or confined shall inform the offender or sex offender of the requirements for registration.

Will the jail or prison inform an inmate about the duty to register?

Yes, but the jail’s or prison’s failure to do so is not an excuse for a person’s failure to comply with the law.  The following is the jail’s and/or prison’s duties.

  1. It is mandatory for a jail or prison to inform an inmate about the duty to register in this State during any period in which the offender or sex offender is a resident of this State or a nonresident who is a student or worker within this State and the time within which the offender or sex offender is required to register pursuant to NRS 179D.460;
  2. The duty to register in any other jurisdiction during any period in which the offender or sex offender is a resident of the other jurisdiction or a nonresident who is a student or worker within the other jurisdiction;               
  3. If the offender or sex offender moves from this State to another jurisdiction, the duty to register with the appropriate law enforcement agency in the other jurisdiction;                   
  4. The duty to notify the local law enforcement agency for the jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender now resides, in person, and the jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender formerly resided, in person or in writing, if the offender or sex offender changes the address at which the offender or sex offender resides, including if the offender or sex offender moves from this State to another jurisdiction, or changes the primary address at which the offender or sex offender is a student or worker; and
  5. The duty to notify immediately the appropriate local law enforcement agency if the offender or sex offender is, expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the offender or sex offender’s enrollment at an institution of higher education or if the offender or sex offender is, expects to be or becomes a worker at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the offender or sex offender’s work at an institution of higher education; and                   
  6. Require the offender or sex offender to read and sign a form stating that the requirements for registration have been explained and that the offender or sex offender understands the requirements for registration, and to forward the form to the Central Repository who shall update the information and provide appropriate community notification. 

Registration is required 48 hours after arrival in Nevada.

In addition to any other registration that is required pursuant to NRS 179D.450, each offender or sex offender who was convicted after July 1, 1956 of a crime against a child or a sexual offense, shall register with a local law enforcement agency

If the offender or sex offender resides or is present for 48 hours or more in Nevada, he or she shall be deemed a resident offender or sex offender.  He or she is required to register with the sheriff’s office, metropolitan police department, or city police department not later than 48 hours after arriving or establishing a residence within the county or the city.

When do nonresident students and workers register in Nevada?

If the offender or sex offender is a nonresident offender or sex offender who is a student or worker within this State, the offender or sex offender shall register with the appropriate sheriff’s office, metropolitan police department or city police department in whose jurisdiction the offender or sex offender is a student or worker not later than 48 hours after becoming a student or worker within this State.  He must provide the name, address, and type of higher education institution.         

Further, a resident or nonresident offender or sex offender shall immediately notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency if he or she expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of graduation.  He or she must also give notification is he quits higher education. 

How do nonresident students and workers register in Nevada?

The offender or sex offender must:

  1. Appear in person at the appropriate law enforcement agency;
  2. Provide all information that is requested by the local law enforcement agency, including, but not limited to, fingerprints and a photograph;
  3. Sign and date the record of registration or some other proof of registration of the local law enforcement agency in the presence of an officer of the local law enforcement agency.

How much time does a sex offender have to change his address?     

If a sex offender changes the address at which he or she resides, including:

  • Moving from this State to another jurisdiction;
  • Changing the primary address at which he or she is a student or worker, or
  • Remaining in a jurisdiction longer than 30 days after initially reporting a stay of less than 30 days
  •  The sex offender shall, not later than 48 hours after such a change, appear in person, and provide notice of the change and update his or her information.  He or she must also notify the prior jurisdiction that he no longer resides there.

Section 4

HOW DOES COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION WORK?

What does the Central Repository do with the registration information?

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the Central Repository shall immediately provide all updated registration information to:

  1. The Attorney General of the United States; the appropriate local law enforcement agencies for each jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender resides or is a student or worker;     
  2. Each jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender now resides or is a student or worker and the jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender most recently resided or was a student or worker, if the offender or sex offender changes the address at which he or she resides or is a student or worker;
  3. Any agency responsible for conducting employment-related background checks pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5119a; and      
  4. Any organization, company or person who requests such notification.      

What does local law enforcement do with the registration information?

A local law enforcement agency shall immediately provide all updated information obtained from the Central Repository to each school, religious organization, youth organization and public housing authority in which the offender or sex offender resides or is a student or worker, each agency which provides child welfare services as defined in NRS 432B.030; and volunteer organizations in which contact with children or other vulnerable persons might occur.

If the offender or sex offender is a Tier III offender, law enforcement must notify members of the public who are likely to encounter the offender or sex offender; and  any other person or entity whom the law enforcement agency determines warrants such notification.    Also, members of the public can request updated information not less frequently than once every 5 business days.       

How often does an offender or sex offender required to appear in person at a local law enforcement agency?  

An offender convicted of a crime against a child or a sex offender shall appear in person in at least one jurisdiction in which the offender or sex offender resides or is a student or worker:

  1. Not less frequently than annually, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier I offender.
  2. Not less frequently than every 180 days, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier II offender.     
  3. Not less frequently than every 90 days, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier III offender.      

How many years does an offender or sex offender need to register?

Under NRS179D.490, the following timelines apply.  An offender convicted of a crime against a child or a sex offender must comply with the registration requirements  as long as he or she resides or is present within Nevada or is a nonresident offender or sex offender who is a student or worker within this State, unless the following time periods for registration have expired. 

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the full period of registration is:

  1. Fifteen years from the release of confinement, if any, for a Tier I offender;      
  2. Twenty-five years from the release of confinement, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier II offender; and  
  3. The life of the offender or sex offender, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier III offender,      

Can these time periods for registration be reduced?

Yes.   The following are the requirements and process.

Time periods

If an offender or sex offender complies with the provisions for registration:

  1. For at least 10 consecutive years, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier I offender; or      
  2. For at least 25 consecutive years, if the offender or sex offender is a Tier III offender adjudicated delinquent for the offense which required registration as an offender or sex offender,      

Other Requirements

In addition to the time periods, an offender or sex offender also must:

  1. Not have been convicted of any new cases for which carry a sentence of more than one (1) year,
  2. Not have been convicted of another sexual offense;
  3. Successfully completed any periods of supervised release, probation or parole, and
  4. Successfully completed a sex offender treatment program certified by the State or by the Attorney General of the United States.

If both the time and other requirements are met, the offender or sex offender may file a petition to reduce the period of time during which the offender or sex offender has a duty to register with the district court in whose jurisdiction the offender or sex offender resides or, if he or she is a nonresident offender or sex offender, in whose jurisdiction the offender or sex offender is a student or worker. For the purposes of this subsection, registration begins on the date that the Central Repository or appropriate agency of another jurisdiction establishes a record of registration for the offender or sex offender or the date that the offender or sex offender is released, whichever occurs later.

How much/by what time period can a court reduce the registration requirements?

If all of the requirements are met, court shall hold a hearing on the petition where the offender can present witnesses and evidence. “Any other interested person” may also present witnesses and other evidence. If the court determines from the evidence presented at the hearing that the offender or sex offender satisfies all the requirements, the court must reduce the time periods for registration.      

  • If a Tier 1 offender has complied with all registration requirements for a minimum of 10 years, a court can reduce the registration requirement by 5 years.  
  • If a Tier 3 offender or juvenile delinquent offender has complied with all the registration requirements for a minimum of 25 consecutive years, he may petition the court for an appropriate reduction.

Other Requirements

In addition to the time periods, an offender or sex offender also must:

  • Not have been convicted of any new cases for which carry a sentence of more than one (1) year,
  • Not have been convicted of another sexual offense;
  • Successfully completed any periods of supervised release, probation or parole, and
  • Successfully completed a sex offender treatment program certified by the State or by the Attorney General of the United States.

If both the time and other requirements are met, the offender or sex offender may file a petition to reduce the period of time during which the offender or sex offender has a duty to register with the district court in whose jurisdiction the offender or sex offender resides or, if he or she is a nonresident offender or sex offender, in whose jurisdiction the offender or sex offender is a student or worker. For the purposes of this subsection, registration begins on the date that the Central Repository or appropriate agency of another jurisdiction establishes a record of registration for the offender or sex offender or the date that the offender or sex offender is released, whichever occurs later.

Who decides what tier a sex offender is?

According to NRS 179D.495, it is the duty of the Central Repository to decide if a person is required to register as a Tier I offender, Tier II offender or Tier III offender.

What are the penalties for failure to register?

NRS 179D.550 provides that a convicted offender or sex offender who:

  1. Fails to register with a local law enforcement agency;      
  2. Fails to notify the local law enforcement agency of a change of name, residence, employment or student status as required pursuant to NRS 179D.447,
  3. Provides false or misleading information to the Central Repository or a local law enforcement agency; and/or 
  4. Otherwise violates the provisions of NRS 179D.010 to NRS 179D.550, is guilty of a category D felony.  The punishment for a category D felony is 1 to 4 years in prison and a fine of up to $5000.00.  This conviction is probationable.

Is the penalty greater for a second or subsequent offense?

Yes.  A second or subsequent violation that occurs within 7 years after the first violation is a category C felony, and it is non-probationable.  The sentence is 1 to 5 years and a fine of up to $10,000.   

Does non-compliance affect my gaming card and/or driver’s license?

Yes.  The Central Repository must share information concerning sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child with the State Gaming Control Board.  Unless someone is compliant with their registration, they cannot receive a gaming card.  Likewise, unless someone is compliant with his or her registration, he or she cannot receive a Nevada Driver’s License. 

Is the victim’s name part of the record?

No, under NRS 179D.850, information must not disclose the name of the victim.

How do the Risk Assessment and Tiers work for registration?

Tier 0 offenders are not listed on the Sex Offender Registry.

Tier 0 is composed of persons who are required to register but they are not subject to community notification because they were not convicted one the following crimes under NRS 179D.620.  Further, they are not subject to community notification, i.e., they are not on Nevada Sex Offender Registration website. 

NRS 179D.620 defines “sexual offense” as:

  1. Murder of the first degree committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of sexual assault or of sexual abuse or sexual molestation of a child less than 14 years of age pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 200.030.
  2. Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366.
  3. Statutory sexual seduction pursuant to NRS 200.368, if punished as a felony.
  4. Battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.400.
  5. An offense involving the administration of a drug to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a felony pursuant to NRS 200.405, if the felony is an offense listed in this section.
  6. An offense involving the administration of a controlled substance to another person with the intent to enable or assist the commission of a crime of violence pursuant to NRS200.408, if the crime of violence is an offense listed in this section.
  7. Abuse of a child pursuant to NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation and is punished as a felony.
  8. An offense involving pornography and a minor pursuant to NRS 200.710 to 200.730, inclusive.
  9. Incest pursuant to NRS 201.180.
  10. Solicitation of a minor to engage in acts constituting the infamous crime against nature pursuant to NRS 201.195, if punished as a felony.
  11. Open or gross lewdness pursuant to NRS 201.210, if punished as a felony.
  12. Indecent or obscene exposure pursuant to NRS 201.220, if punished as a felony.
  13. Lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230.
  14. Sexual penetration of a dead human body pursuant to NRS 201.450.
  15. Luring a child or mentally ill person pursuant to NRS 201.560, if punished as a felony.
  16. An attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense listed in subsections 1 to 15, inclusive, if punished as a felony.
  17. An offense that is determined to be sexually motivated pursuant to NRS 175.547 or 207.193.
  18. An offense committed in another jurisdiction that,if committed in this State, would be an offense listed in this section. This subsection includes, but is not limited to, an offense prosecuted in:
  • A tribal court.
  • A court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States.
  1. An offense of a sexual nature committed in another jurisdiction and punished as a felony, whether or not the offense would be an offense listed in this section, if the person who committed the offense resides or has resided or is or has been a student or worker in any jurisdiction in which the person is or has been required by the laws of that jurisdiction toregister as a sex offender because of the offense. This subsection includes, but is not limited to, an offense prosecuted in:
  • A tribal court.
  • A court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • A court having jurisdiction over juveniles.

Tier 1 offenders are considered low risk and are not listed on the Sex Offender Registry Website.

A Tier 1 offender is defined as an offender convicted of a crime against a child or a sex offender other than a Tier II offender or Tier III offender.  A Tier 1 offender is convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a possible risk of committing another sex crime and poses a threat to public safety. Notification shall be provided only to persons authorized to receive criminal history record information. Typically, this includes law enforcement, prosecutors and courts. Assessment information is not intended for the general public; therefore, the identities of these offenders will not be posted to the Sex Offender Registery website.

Tier 2 offenders are considered a moderate risk to society.  All Tier 2 offenders are listed on the Nevada Sex Offender Registry Website. 

Tier 2 offenders were convicted of a crime against a child or are convicted sex offenders, other than Tier 3 classification, whose crime against a child is punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year or whose sexual offense:

  • Constitutes felony luring a child under NRS 201.560;
  • Abuse of a child pursuant to NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation;
  • An offense involving sex trafficking pursuant to NRS 201.300 or prostitution pursuant to NRS 201.320;
  • An offense involving pornography and a minor pursuant to NRS 200.710 to 200.730; or
  • Any other offense that is comparable to or more severe than the offenses described in 42 U.S.C. § 16911(3);      
  • If committed in another jurisdiction, is an offense that, if committed in this State, would be an offense listed in this section. This subsection includes, without limitation, an offense prosecuted in a tribal court or a court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States; or is committed after the person becomes a Tier I offender if any of the person’s sexual offenses constitute an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year.       

Tier 2 offenders are convicted sex offenders who are assessed as likely to reoffend and be a threat to public safety. This Tier requires notification to law enforcement and organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, as well as prosecutors and courts. Nevada state law (NRS 179B.250) permits the Nevada Sex Offender Registry to release certain information about all Tier 2 Level offenders. The information shared with the general public, if available, is on this Website and includes the following:

  • The offender’s name, including any aliases
  • Tier Level
  • Year(s) of birth used by the offender
  • Physical description
  • Residential address, block number of the address of the employer, and block number of the address of the school of the offender
  • Name offender convicted under
  • City / County / Township of conviction
  • Description of conviction
  • Statute
  • Penal Institution / hospital committed for sexual offense
  • The offense for which the offender was convicted
  • The date and location of each conviction
  • A photographic image of the offender, if available

Tier 3 offenders are considered high risk.  All Tier 3 offenders are listed on the website.

A Tier III offender means an offender convicted of a crime against a child or a sex offender who has been convicted of:

  • Murder of the first degree committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of sexual assault or of sexual abuse or sexual molestation of a child less than 14 years of age pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 200.030;
  • Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366;
  • Battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 200.400;
  • Abuse of a child pursuant to NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation and if the victim of the offense was less than 13 years of age when the offense was committed;
  • Kidnapping pursuant to NRS 200.310 to 200.340, inclusive, if the victim of the offense was less than 18 years of age when the offense was committed, unless the offender is the parent or guardian of the victim;
  • Any sexual offense or crime against a child after the person becomes a Tier II offender; 
  • Any other offense that is comparable to or more severe than the offenses described in 42 U.S.C. § 16911(4);       
  • An attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense described in this section; or 
  • An offense committed in another jurisdiction that, if committed in this State, would be an offense listed in this section. This subsection includes, without limitation, an offense prosecuted in a tribal court; or a court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States.      

A convicted sex offender who is assessed as posing a substantial risk of recidivism and threat to public safety. Requires notification to law enforcement, organizations in the community, including schools, religious and youth organizations, prosecutors and courts and general community notification. The same information listed under Tier 2 is also available to the public on Tier 3 offenders.

There are three status convicted sex offenders related to registration.

  1. Active status: The convicted sex offender who has registered with local law enforcement and has complied with NRS 179D.230 through NRS 179D.290 and NRS 179D.450 through NRS 179D.490.
  1. Inactive status: The convicted sex offender who has:
  • moved out of state
  • been incarcerated
  • been deported by INS
  • been hospitalized for an indefinite period
  • been a visitor
  • failed to initially register
  1. Non-compliant status: Convicted sex offenders who fail to initially register or fail to comply with an annual verification or fail to update personal information; i.e., residential address, employment information, school information, pursuant to NRS 179D.250 and NRS 179D.470.

If you have a current case, questions about pleading guilty to a sex crime, or wish to modify your length of registration, call Mueller, Hinds, and Associates, Chtd. now to speak to an attorney. (702) 940-1234.

 







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