Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 3.24 – Discovery motions.

Rule 3.24. Discovery motions.

  • (a) Any defendant seeking a court order for discovery pursuant to the provisions of NRS 174.235 or NRS 174.245 may make an oral motion for discovery at the time of initial arraignment. The relief granted for all oral motions for discovery will be as follows:

    (1) That the State of Nevada furnish copies of all written or recorded statements or confessions made by the defendant which are within the possession, custody or control of the State, the existence of which is known or by the exercise of due diligence may become known to the district attorney.

    (2) That the State of Nevada furnish copies of all results or reports of physical or mental examinations, and of scientific tests or experiments made in connection with this case which are within the possession, custody or control of the State, the existence of which is known or by the exercise of due diligence may become known to the district attorney.

    (3) That the State of Nevada permit the defense to inspect and copy or photograph books, papers, documents, tangible objects, buildings, places, or copies or portions thereof, which are within the possession, custody or control of the State, provided that the said items are material to the preparation of the defendant’s case at trial and constitute a reasonable request.

    (b) Pursuant to NRS 174.255, the court may condition a discovery order upon a requirement that the defendant permit the State to inspect and copy or photograph scientific or medical reports, books, papers, documents, tangible objects, or copies or portions thereof, which the defendant intends to produce at the trial and which are within the defendant’s possession, custody or control provided the said items are material to the preparation of the State’s case at trial and constitute a reasonable request.