NRS 200.650 - "Invasion of Privacy By Eavesdropping" in Nevada law

NRS 200.650 is the Nevada law which makes it a crime to listen to or record a private in-person conversation without the consent of at least one party. Unauthorized listening under NRS 200.650 is a category D felony in Nevada carrying prison and possible fines. The statute states:

[A] person shall not intrude upon the privacy of other persons by surreptitiously listening to, monitoring or recording, or attempting to listen to, monitor or record, by means of any mechanical, electronic or other listening device, any private conversation engaged in by the other persons, or disclose the existence, content, substance, purport, effect or meaning of any conversation so listened to, monitored or recorded, unless authorized to do so by one of the persons engaging in the conversation.

In this article, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys discuss the Nevada crime of invasion of privacy by eavesdropping under NRS 200.650.

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NRS 200.650 makes it a Nevada crime to willfully record another person's private in-person conversation.

Listening to or recording a conversation without someone's consent in Nevada under NRS 200.650

NRS 200.650 makes it a Nevada category D felony to willfully and knowingly invade someone's privacy by using a mechanical or electronic or other listening device to monitor or record another person's private conversation without that person's consent.

NRS 200.650 also prohibits disclosing the existence or substance of such conversation unless authorized to do so by one of the persons engaging in the conversation.

Criminal penalties for Nevada invasion of privacy by listening device can include:

You may also be sued by the person whose communication you intercept in a civil lawsuit. If the other person wins, he or she is entitled to recover:

  • The greater of $1,000 or $100 per day of violation; plus
  • Punitive damages; and
  • His or her costs reasonably incurred in the action, including a reasonable attorney's fee.1

Charged with criminal invasion of privacy in Nevada under NRS 200.650? Call us for help…

If you or someone you know has been arrested on charges of invading someone's privacy, our Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense lawyers may be able to help. Our caring criminal attorneys have decades of courtroom and negotiating experience.

Don't let an innocent mistake deprive you of your liberty.

Call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) or use the form on this page to schedule a free consultation. One of our Las Vegas criminal lawyers will get back to you promptly to discuss your case and begin planning the best defense to your Nevada invasion of privacy charges.

To learn about invasion of privacy by listening device in California, please see our article on California's criminal law on eavesdropping (Penal Code 632 PC).


Legal references:

  1. NRS 200.650  Unauthorized, surreptitious intrusion of privacy by listening device prohibited.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 179.410 to 179.515, inclusive, and 704.195, a person shall not intrude upon the privacy of other persons by surreptitiously listening to, monitoring or recording, or attempting to listen to, monitor or record, by means of any mechanical, electronic or other listening device, any private conversation engaged in by the other persons, or disclose the existence, content, substance, purport, effect or meaning of any conversation so listened to, monitored or recorded, unless authorized to do so by one of the persons engaging in the conversation.

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