In Nevada, certain types of conduct are considered so dangerous that the conduct has been made illegal. Nevada defines crimes against public health and safety in Chapter 202 of Title 15, which is Nevada’s penal code. There are different subcategories of crimes against public health and safety in Chapter 202, including one subcategory for miscellaneous crimes.
Within the miscellaneous crimes subcategory, one of the offenses relates to dangerous exhibitions. If you have been accused of a violation of the law prohibiting dangerous exhibitions, you could be tried in a court of law for a misdemeanor offense and if you are found guilty, you could face the possibility of jail time.
You want to do everything you can to avoid being convicted of any type of crime against public safety defined in Chapter 202, including offenses related to dangerous exhibitions. If you are accused of wrongdoing, reach out to a Vegas defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense today for assistance. Our firm will help you to fight the serious charges you are facing, so give us a call as soon as possible to get the support you need as you navigate the criminal justice system.
Nevada Revised Statute section 202.540 explains the offense of dangerous exhibitions. According to the relevant law, you can be found guilty of this offense if you are a proprietor, lessee, or occupant of any place of amusement, any plat of ground, or any building and you permit the space to be used for an exhibition that has been classified by state law as being a dangerous exhibition.
N.R.S. 202.540 details the specific type of exhibitions that are considered to be dangerous exhibitions in violation of the law. A dangerous exhibition includes an exhibition of skill in which a sharp instrument or object is shot towards a human being. A dangerous exhibition also includes an exhibition of skill in which a bow gun, pistol, or firearm of any description is shot at or shot towards a human being. In other words, it would be unlawful to host an exhibition in which people show off their skills with a bow and arrow or in which people show off their marksmanship by shooting a bow or shooting a gun in the direction of a human being.
It is important to understand exactly what the law prohibits in connection with dangerous exhibitions so you can try to avoid allowing your property to be used for such an exhibition and potentially facing criminal charges because of it.
It is also important to understand what a prosecutor must prove in order to secure a conviction against you for allowing a dangerous exhibit to be hosted on your property. If you are convicted of a violation of N.R.S. 202.540, the conviction is for a misdemeanor offense and while misdemeanor crimes are not as serious and don’t result in as harsh of penalties as a gross misdemeanor offense or a felony offense, the conviction alone can affect your future because you will have a criminal record. The conviction could also result in penalties including jail time, fines, probation, community service, or other punishments imposed by the court as appropriate for your involvement with the dangerous exhibition.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
If you have been accused of allowing a dangerous exhibition to take place on property you own, lease, occupy, or manage, you should talk with a Vegas criminal defense law firm for help. LV Criminal Defense can provide you with assistance in determining if you should try to fight charges or if you would be better served by negotiating for a plea deal to limit the potential consequences of the charges. To find out more about how our legal team can help you, give us a call today.