Information on Protective Orders

If you are arrested for violating a protective order, you will not be admitted to bail sooner than 12 hours after your arrest if:

  1.  The arresting officer determines that such a violation is accompanied by a direct or indirect threat of harm;
  2.  You have previously violated a temporary or extended order for protection; or
  3.  At the time of the violation or within 2 hours after the violation, you have:
    1.  A concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in your blood or breath; or
    2.  An amount of a prohibited substance in your blood or urine that is equal to or greater than the amount set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 484C.110.

Any intentional violation of a protective order is a crime and can result in your immediate arrest or issuance of an arrest warrant. Unless a more severe penalty is prescribed by law for the act that constitutes the violation of the order, a violation of an Extended Order for Protection is a category C felony which is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five (5) years, and a fine of not more than $10,000.

You can be arrested even if the person who obtained the order invites or allows you to contact them. You have the sole responsibility to avoid or refrain from violating the terms of this order. Only the Court can change the order upon written application.

WARNING: Possession of a firearm or ammunition while this order is in effect may constitute a felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or a prison sentence of up to ten (10) years under federal law.

Protective orders may meet the Full Faith and Credit provisions of the Violence Against Women Act and may be enforceable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and Indian Nations pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2265. Violation of the order may subject you to federal charges and punishment pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2261(a)(1) and (2) and 2262(a)(1) and (2).