If you wish to carry a concealed firearm within the state of Nevada, you are required to comply with certain rules and regulations including going through the process of obtaining a permit. The permitting rules for concealed carry weapons are found within Chapter 202 of Title 15. Chapter 202 is the chapter of Nevada’s penal code that establishes the rules aimed at preventing offenses against public safety and health.
There is a subsection of Chapter 202 that deals specifically with concealed weapons. Within that statute, not only are the rules established for the issuance of permits to carry concealed, but there are also provisions which permit temporary permits to be granted.
Following the laws in connection with obtaining a permit to conceal carry weapons is important because there are serious penalties that could be imposed if you do not follow these requirements and you carry a weapon on your person that is not visible. If you are accused of violating the permit rules for concealed carry or if you are accused of any violations of laws connected to guns or other weapons under Chapter 202 of Title 15, you should consult with Nevada defense lawyers for help.
LV Criminal Defense can provide you with representation as you fight against accusations of wrongdoing. We have helped clients accused of all types of weapons offenses to get charges dropped, to get acquitted, or to negotiate plea deals that result in minimal penalties. To find out more about how our firm can help you with crimes related to concealed weapons, give us a call today.
The statute within Chapter 202 that deals with temporary permits is Nevada Revised Statute section 202.3687. According to the relevant law, the provisions found in N.R.S. 202.3653 through 202.369 do not preclude a sheriff from issuing a temporary permit to carry a concealed weapon.
If a sheriff issues a temporary permit, the permit may include provisions specifying the period of time for which the permit is valid, although temporary permits do not have to include these details. If a sheriff issues a temporary permit for concealed weapons, the sheriff is required by N.R.S. 202.3687 to provide information concerning the permit and the person to whom the permit has been issued. This information must be provided to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History.
The fact the sheriff is empowered to issue a temporary permit is important because the process of obtaining a permit outlined under Nevada laws in chapter 202 can take time. N.R.S. 202.3657 details the rules for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
This statute stipulates a sheriff can issue a permit provided certain criteria are met, including the applicant being at least 21 years-old and not prohibited from possessing a firearm. However, N.R.S. 202.3657 also requires that an applicant complete time-consuming requirements such as completing a course in firearm safety that has been approved by a Nevada sheriff or completing a course in firearm safety offered by local, state, or federal law enforcement.
Because it can take a long time to obtain a concealed carry permit and to go through all the process required, understanding when and how a temporary permit is issued is important not just for the sheriff who can issue it but also for applicants who may need expedited permission to carry a concealed weapon.
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Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit can result in serious criminal charges. If you have been charged with a crime, you should reach out to a Vegas criminal lawyer for help as soon as possible. LV Criminal Defense will help you to understand your rights and obligations under Nevada’s weapons law and will fight for you to avoid penalties or reduce consequences when you’ve been accused of wrongdoing. Give us a call today to find out more.