The Legal Definition of Hazing
- Forced exercise
- Exposure to the elements
- Forced consumption of liquor, drugs, food, or other substances
If the victim was not seriously harmed, the hazing offense will be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by:
- Fines up to $1,000; and/or
- Incarceration in county jail for a maximum of 6 months.
If the victim sustained serious injury in the hazing, the offense will be charged as a gross misdemeanor, punishable by:
- Fines up to $2,000; and/or
- Incarceration in county jail for a maximum of 1 year.
If hazing causes the death of a victim, the perpetrator can be charged with involuntary manslaughter or second degree murder, which are both felony offenses in Nevada. Additionally, the victim’s family could file a wrongful death claim in civil court.