Peeping and Spying
This article is valid as of June 4, 2018
In Nevada, it is a crime to peer, peep or spy through a window, door or other opening of dwelling of another. This crime is a felony if the accused had a deadly weapon at the time the crime was committed. The sentence is 1-6 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
It is a gross misdemeanor if the person was in possession of a camera or other audio or video recording device at the time the crime was committed. This is punishable by upon to one year in jail.
If a person is not in possession of either a weapon or recording device, the crime is a misdemeanor. The sentence is up to 6 months in jail.
NRS 200.603 provides:
A person shall not knowingly enter upon the property or premises of another or upon the property or premises owned by him and leased or rented to another with the intent to surreptitiously conceal himself on the property or premises and peer, peep or spy through a window, door or other opening of a building or structure that is used as a dwelling on the property or premises.
This law does not apply to a law enforcement officer conducting a criminal investigation or surveillance, a building inspector, building official or other similar authority employed by a governmental body while performing his duties or an employee of a public utility while performing his or her duties.
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