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Carrying a Concealed Weapon

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada both establish the right to keep and bear arms. In order to carry a concealed weapon, however, a resident must obtain a Concealed Firearm Permit from the county in which that person resides.

Carrying a concealed weapon without a valid permit can be a misdemeanor or felony offense. Even licensed individuals can face criminal charges if they carry concealed weapons in certain prohibited areas.

Lawyer for Carrying a Concealed Weapon Arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada

If you have been arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in Nevada, you should make sure you have legal counsel before speaking to authorities. The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger represents clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and surrounding areas in Clark County.

Jeffrey Jaeger is a criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas who has previously served as the Director of Litigation Support for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. Call (702) 816-3888 or complete an online contact form to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation that will let Jeffrey review your case and help you understand your legal options.


Clark County Carrying a Concealed Weapon Information Center


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Nevada Concealed Carry Laws

Section 8(a) of Nevada Revised Statute 202.350 defines a concealed weapon as a weapon “that is carried upon a person in such a manner as not to be discernible by ordinary observation.” State law prohibits people from carrying any of the following concealed on their person:

  • Explosive substance, other than ammunition or any components thereof;
  • Dirk, dagger or machete;
  • Pistol, revolver or other firearm, or other dangerous or deadly weapon; or
  • Knife which is made an integral part of a belt buckle.

State law prohibits individuals with Concealed Firearm Permits from carrying concealed firearms in any of the following locations:

  • Any facility of a law enforcement agency;
  • A prison, city or county jail, or detention facility;
  • A courthouse or courtroom;
  • A public airport and/or a public building that is located on the property of a public airport;
  • A public building that has a metal detector at each public entrance;
  • A public building that has a sign posted at each public entrance indicating that no firearms are allowed in the building;
  • Any facility of a public or private school without written permission;
  • Any facility of a vocational/technical school, or the University of Nevada, or Community College System without written permission;
  • Any other building owned or occupied by the Federal Government, the state, or local government; and
  • Any other place where carrying a concealed firearm is prohibited by state or federal law.

Nevada Revised Statute 202.3673 does provide certain exceptions for judges carrying concealed firearms in courthouses or courtrooms in which they preside, prosecuting attorneys of an agency or political subdivision of the United States or Nevada carrying concealed firearms while on the premises of public buildings, permit holders employed in public buildings from carrying concealed firearms while they are on the premises of public buildings, or permit holders who have received written permission from those in control of public buildings to carry a concealed firearm while on the premises of public buildings.


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Las Vegas Penalties for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

The possible sentence an offender receives if convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in Nevada depends on the type of weapon involved. Under Nevada Revised Statute 202.350, an offender who is charged with carrying a concealed dirk, dagger or machete, or knife which is made an integral part of a belt buckle can face the following sentences:

  • First Offense — Gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000;
  • Subsequent Offense — Category D felony punishable by one to four years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If an offender is charged with carrying an explosive substance (other than ammunition or any components thereof), pistol, revolver or other firearm, or other dangerous or deadly weapon, then the crime is classified as a category C felony punishable by one to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.


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Nevada Concealed Carry Resources

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) | Concealed Firearms Permits — The LVMPD issues concealed firearms permits in accordance with Sections 202.3653 through 202.369 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. You can learn more about the necessary qualifications for a concealed firearm permit and who is ineligible for such permits. You can also download an application, learn what fees apply, and find the nearest area command for your location.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 South Martin Luther King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 828-3111

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) | Nevada State Profile — Learn more about Nevada’s state gun laws on this website. You can also view a concealed carry reciprocity map which shows which other states recognize concealed carry permits issued in Nevada and which permits issued by other states Nevada recognizes. The website also contains links to recent news about state and federal gun laws.


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Find a Lawyer for Concealed Carry Arrests in Las Vegas, NV

Were you recently arrested for carrying a concealed firearm or other weapon in Nevada? The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger can fight to have your criminal charges reduced or possibly even dismissed.

Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Jaeger represents clients in North Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby communities in Clark County. He will provide a full evaluation of your case as soon as you call (702) 816-3888 or submit an online contact form to set up a free initial consultation.


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