Like many other laws, the definitions and penalties related to stalking vary by state. Nevada has clearly defined statutes which protect victims of stalking, and this applies whether or not the victim knows the perpetrator. A person is considered to be guilty of stalking in Nevada if they maliciously or willfully act in a way that harasses, intimidates, frightens or terrorizes a reasonable person. Additionally, if a victim fears a household member or a family member due to this behavior, it is also considered stalking.
There are other definitions of stalking in Nevada law, and each definition carries different penalties. In most situations, a first offense is considered a misdemeanor. Any subsequent conviction, however, would result in a charge at the level of gross misdemeanor.