In Nevada, bullying means to willfully act to expose an individual to either a one time or repeated negative conduct that is highly offensive. Bullying can take many forms from verbal or written to course of conduct or physical force. The bullying can be done by one person or a group of people. The highly offensive conduct is done to:
- Cause the victim serious emotional distress
- Pose a threat of immediate physical harm to the victim
- Actually inflict physical harm on the victim or the victim’s property
- Create a hostile environment for the victim that interferes with their education
What Is Bullying by Use of Electronic Communication Device?
In Nevada, a minor, who is anyone under 18, is not allowed to willfully and knowingly use any type of electronic communication devices to distribute or transmit images of bullying committed against a victim with the intent to:
- Encourage bullying against the victim
- Furthering bullying of the victim
- Promote bullying toward the victim
- Cause harm to the victim
What Is an Electronic Communication Device?
An electronic communication device is any type of device capable of distributing or transmitting bullying images or words. This includes:
- Cellular telephone
- Computer network
- Computer system
- Personal digital assistant
What Is the Punishment for Bullying by Use of Electronic Communication Device?
A minor who violates this law for the first time is not considered a delinquent child, but they are in need of supervision. Any subsequent violation is considered a misdemeanor. The punishment for a misdemeanor is about six months in county jail and $1,000 fine.
Should I Talk to a Lawyer about My Bullying Charge?
A cyber bullying charge can leave you or your child with a jail sentence and a permanent criminal record. Contact a Nevada lawyer immediately about how to positively resolve this criminal charge in Nevada.