Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada - Tribal Code

Table of Contents
Updated: September 2014

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Table of Contents

1-10 Authorization And Definitions
1-10-010 Establishment of the Tribal Court
1-10-020 Definitions
1-10-030 Tribal Immunity
1-10-040 Immunity of Officials and Employees

1-20 Jurisdiction Of The Tribal Court
1-20-010 Territorial Jurisdiction of the Tribal Court
1-20-020 Civil Jurisdiction
1-20-030 Criminal Jurisdiction
1-20-040 Probate Jurisdiction
1-20-050 Juvenile Jurisdiction
1-20-060 Civil Limitations of Actions
1-20-070 Criminal Limitations of Action

1-21 Jurisdictions Civil Sanctions Over Non-Indians
1-21-010 Definition
1-21-020 No Arrest
1-21-030 Burden of Proof, Powers of Authorities when Non Indian Status in Doubt
1-21-040 Release of Non Indians
1-21-041 Property of Non Indians
1-21-050 Civil Protective Custody of Non Indians
1-21-060 Referral to Other Authorities
1-21-070 Civil Process and Sanctions for Offenses
1-21-080 Removal of Non Members, Power and Grounds
1-21-090 Removal, Appeal and Enforcement
1-21-100 Removal by Tribal Council

1-30 Law To Be Applied By The Tribal Court
1-30-010 Tribal Law
1-30-020 Tribal Custom
1-30-030 Federal Law
1-30-040 State Law (amended by FBC on 04-8-03 with resolution 03-F-043-A)
1-30-050 Inapplicability of 25 Code of Federal Regulation Part 11

1-40 Judges Of The Tribal Court
1-40-010 Composition of the Tribal Court
1-40-020 Qualifications of the Chief Judge
1-40-030 Qualifications of the Associate Judge
1-40-040 Appointment of Judges
1-40-050 Term of Office
1-40-060 Oath of Office
1-40-070 Duties and Powers of Judges
1-40-080 Appointment of Temporary Judges
1-40-090 Compensation of Judges
1-40-100 Removal of Judges
1-40-110 Disqualification of Judges; Conflict of Interest
1-40-120 Filling Vacancies

1-50 Clerk Of The Court
1-50-010 Qualifications of Clerk:
1-50-020 Appointment of Clerk
1-50-030 Duties of the Clerk
1-50-040 Judge May Assume Duties of the Clerk
1-50-050 When the Clerk May Sign Orders
1-50-060 Termination of Clerk

1-60 Records Of The Tribal Court
1-60-010 Court Files
1-60-020 Recording Court Proceedings
1-60-030 Forms of Decisions
1-60-040 Filing Fees


1-70 Rules of the Court
1-70-010 Preparation of Rules
1-70-020 Sanctions
1-70-030 Serving of Papers from Outside Jurisdictions (Civil and Criminal)

1-80 Practice Before The Tribal Court
1-80-010 Right to Represent Oneself or Have a Representative as Counsel
1-80-020 Who May be a Representative
1-80-030 Representative s Right to Appear

1-90 Appeals From Tribal Court
1-90-010 Composition of the Court of Appeals
1-90-020 Appeal Procedure
1-90-030 Scope of Appeal


1-80 Practice Before The Tribal Court
1-80-010 Right to Represent Oneself
1-80-020 Who May Be a Representative
1-80-030 Disbarment and Discipline
1-80-040 Registration Fees and Proper Identification on All Pleadings and Correspondence with the Court or Tribal Government or Officials.

2A-10 Jury Trials
2A-10-010 Right to a Jury Trial
2A-10-020 Jury List
2A-10-030 Jury Pool
2A-10-040 Jury Panel
2A-10-050 Exemptions
2A-10-060 Payment and Fees
2A-10-070 Voir Dire
2A-10-080 Verdicts
2A-10-090 Hung Jury
2A-10-100 Separation of Jury
2A-10-110 Deliberation
2A-10-120 Things Taken By the Jury
2A-10-130 Additional Instructions
2A-10-140 Severability

4-10 General Provisions
4-10-010 Definitions
4-10-020 Time Limit for Commencing Criminal Prosecution
4-10-030 Rights of a Defendant
4-10-040 Habeas Corpus
4-10-050 Multiple Offenses and Defendants

4-20 Complaints And Initiation Of Prosecution
4-20-010 Complaint Required
4-20-020 Complaint Defined
4-20-030 Contents of Complaint
4-20-040 Assistance in Preparing Complaint
4-20-050 Filing Complaint
4-20-060 Probable Cause to Arrest upon Complaint, Warrant or Summons
4-20-070 Filing Complaint after Arrest

4-30 Arrests, Summons, And Citations  
4-30-010 Arrest by Tribal Police Officer
4-30-020 Arrest by Private Citizens
4-30-030 Fresh Pursuit
4-30-040 Arrest Warrants
4-30-050 Return of Warrant
4-30-060 Rights at Time of Arrest
4-30-070 Telephone Calls
4-30-080 Summons Instead of Arrest Warrants
4-30-090 Citations
4-30-100 Extradition

4-40 Searches And Seizures
4-40-010 Search Warrants
4-40-020 Search Warrants by Telephone
4-40-030 Searches Without a Warrant
4-40-040 Disposition of Seized Property
4-40-050 Unlawful Searches-and Seizures
4-40-060 Search Warrants for Other Jurisdictions

4-50 Procedure Before Trial
4-50-010 Confessions
4-50-020 Presence of the Defendant Required
4-50-030 Bail Release By Tribal Police Officer
4-50-040 Setting Bail and Conditions of Release by Tribal Judge
4-50-050 Arraignment
4-50-060 Pre-Trial Motions
4-50-070 Subpoenas; Requests for Evidence Outside the Jurisdiction
4-50-080 Discovery and Inspection

4-60 Trials
4-60-010 Witnesses
4-60-010 Jury Trial
4-60-030 Misconduct by the Prosecutor
4-60-040 Fees and Expenses
4-60-050 Order of Trial
4-60-060 Burden of Proof
4-60-070 Rules of Evidence
4-60-080 Regulation of Conduct in Courtroom
4-60-090 Disability of a Judge

4-70 Procedure After A Verdict Or After Trial
4-70-010 Judgment and Sentence
4-70-020 Appeal
4-70-030 Granting of New Trial
4-70-040 Illegal Sentences and Clerical Mistakes
4-70-050 Effect of Irregularities
4-70-060 Sentencing in General
4-70-070 Maximum Fine and Sentences of Imprisonment
4-70-080 Payment of Fines and Other Monies
4-70-090 Sentencing - Factors to be Considered
4-70-100 Credit for Time Served
4-70-110 Probation
4-70-120 Revocation of Probation
4-70-130 Parole


5-10 General Provisions  
5-10-010 Voluntary Act
5-10-020 Required Mental State
5-10-030 Definitions of Required Mental States
5-10-040 Prosecution for Multiple Offenses
5-10-050 Ignorance or Mistake Of Fact
5-10-060 Ignorance Or Mistake Of The Law
5-10-070 Liability For Conduct Of Another
5-10-080 Accomplice Liability
5-10-090 Liability For Acts Of Corporations Or Unincorporated Associations

5-20 Attempt, Conspiracy, And Solicitation  
5-20-010 Attempt
5-20-020 Conspiracy
5-20-030 Solicitation

5-30 Offenses Involving Danger To The Person
5-30-010 Criminal Homicide
5-30-020 Assault:  Definition; Penalties
5-30-021 Battery:  Definition; Penalties
5-30-027 Provoking Assault; Penalty
5-30-030 Unlawful Restraint; Kidnapping
5-30-040 Custodial Interference
5-30-050 Sexual Offenses
5-30-060 Domestic Violence

5-40 Offenses Against Property
5-40-010 Arson and Reckless Burning
5-40-020 Criminal Mischief
5-40-030 Burglary
5-40-040 Trespass
5-40-050 Robbery
5-40-060 Theft
5-40-070 Forgery
5-40-080 Criminal Simulation
5-40-090 Tampering with Records or Other Documents
5-40-100 Deceptive Business Practices
5-40-110 Rigging a Contest
5-40-120 Defrauding Creditors

5-50 Offenses Against The Family  
5-50-010 Criminal Nonsupport
5-50-020 Criminal Child Abuse
5-50-030 Criminal Child Neglect
5-50-040 Failure to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

5-60 Offenses Against The Administration Of Government
5-60-010 Bribery  
5-80-020 Improper Influence in Official Matter
5-60-030 Official Misconduct
5-60-040 Unofficial Misconduct
5-60-050 Perjury
5-60-060 Making False Reports
5-60-070 Interfering With The Judicial Process
5-60-080 Interfering With The Governmental Process
5-60-090 Interfering With Law Enforcement Procedures
5-60-100 Doing Business Without A License
5-60-110 Tampering With Or Destroying Public Property
5-60-120 Failure To Obey A Lawful Order Of The Court; Contempt
5-60-130 Neglect Of Duty

5-70 Offenses Against Public Order And Decency  
5-70-010 Disorderly Conduct
5-70-015 Public Intoxication
5-70-020 Misuse Of Telephones
5-70-030 Desecration
5-70-040 Violation of Privacy
5-70-050 Weapons Offenses
5-70-060 Criminal Nuisance
5-70-070 Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor
5-70-080 Fireworks Offenses
5-70-090 Littering
5-70-100 Misuse Of Controlled Or Hypnotic Substance
5-70-012 Abandoned Iceboxes And Other Containers

5-80 Defenses
5-80-010 Intoxication
5-80-020 Duress
5-80-030 consent
5-80-040 Entrapment
5-80-050 Justification
5-80-060 Force In Defense Of Persons
5-80-070 Force In Arrest
5-80-080 Force In Defense Of One s Dwelling
5-80-090 Force In Defense Of Property
5-80-100 Defense Of Insanity

5-90 Classes Of Offenses And Sentences  
5-90-010 Sentences For Classes Of Offenses
5-90-020 General Sentencing Provisions
5-90-030 Probation And Restitution


7-10 Jurisdiction
7-10-010 Jurisdiction
7-10-020 Power To Regulate

7-20 Definitions  
7-20-010 Road
7-20-020 Vehicle
7-20-030 Bicycle
7-20-040 Driver
7-20-050 Right Of Way
7-20-060 Traffic
7-20-070 Person
7-20-080 He Him, Or His
7-20-090 Police Officer
7-20-100 Owner
7-20-110 School Bus
7-20-120 Farm Vehicle
7-20-130 Authorized Emergency Vehicle
7-20-140 Valid Driver s License
7-20-150 Valid License Plate

7-30 Duties Imposed By This Title 7
7-30-010 Duties And Authority Of Authorized Police Officers
7-30-020 Duties Of Drivers And Owners

7-40 Enforcement Procedure  
7-40-010 Citations
7-40-020 Immediate Arrest Of Indian Defendants
7-30-025 Issuance Of Federal Citations For Non Indians
7-40-030 Civil Forfeiture

7-50 Trial of Traffic Offenders

7-60 Traffic Offenses
7-60-010 In General
7-60-020 Suspension Of License Or Privilege To Drive Upon The Reservation/Colony

7-70 Traffic Offenses
7-70-010 Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol
7-70-020 Drinking Alcoholic Beverages In A Motor Vehicle
7-70-030 Driving Under The Influence or Drugs
7-70-040 Depositing Matter On The Road
7-70-045 Obstruction Of Right Of Way
7-70-050 Reckless Driving
7-70-060 Speeding
7-70-070 Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road
7-70-080 Unlawful Passing
7-70-090 Failure To Signal
7-70-100 Improper U Turns
7-70-110 Failure To Yield Right Of Way
7-70-120 Failure To Yield Right Of Way To Emergency Vehicles
7-70-130 Improper Passing Of A School Bus
7-70-140 Failure To Obey Traffic Control Device
7-70-150 Operation Of Unsafe Vehicles
7-70-160 Equipment Violations
7-70-170 Joy Riding
7-70-180 Negligent Injury To Animals On The Road
7-70-190 Following Too Closely
7-70-200 Leaving the Scene Of An Accident
7-70-210 Registration Offenses/Proof Of Insurance
7-70-220 Driver s License Offenses

7-110 Off-Road Vehicles
7-110-020 Regulations For Off Road Vehicles
7-110-030 Restricted Areas
7-110-040 Permitted Use Areas
7-110-050 Exemption For Vehicle Operation On Private Land

7-120 Bicycles
7-120-010 Operation Of Bicycles
7-120-020 Special Rules For Operations Of Bicycles
7-120-030 Equipment
7-120-040 Duty To Exercise Reasonable Care
7-120-050 Duty To Obey Traffic Control Devices
7-120-060 Penalty


10-10 Jurisdiction
10-10-010 Jurisdiction over children
10-10-020 Jurisdiction over adults

10-20 Definitions
10-20-010 Adult
10-20-020 Child
10-20-030 Delinquent Child
10-20-040 Dependent Child
10-20-050 Parental Care and Control
10-20-060 Parental Responsibility
10-20-070 Juvenile Court

10-30 Complaints Of Delinquency And Dependency
10-30-010 Form and Contents
10-30-020 Filing of Complaints
10-30-030 Custody of a Child Before Filing of a Complaint
10-30-040 Preliminary Investigation of Complaints
10-30-050 Custody of Child After Filing Complaint of Delinquency or Dependency
10-30-060 Disposition of Complaints
10-30-070 Report of Disposition of Complaints

10-40 Petitions Of Delinquency Or Dependency  
10-40-010 Filing
10-40-020 Form and Contests
10-40-030 Service of Petitions

10-50 Filings Upon Petitions Of Delinquency Or Dependency
10-50-010 Time of Hearings
10-50-020 Conduct of Hearing
10-50-030 Persons Permitted to Attend Hearing
10-50-040 Rights of Parties at Delinquency and Dependency Hearings
10-50-050 Evidence at Delinquency and Dependency Hearings
10-50-060 Procedure at Delinquency and Dependency Hearings
10-50-070 Findings Juvenile Court
10-50-080 Standard of Proof to be Applied by the Juvenile Court
10-50-090 Appeals of Findings

10-60 Disposition Of Cases After Finding Of Delinquency Or Dependency
10-60-010 Pre-Disposition Reports
10-60-020 Disposition Hearing
10-60-030 Dispositions for Children Adjudged Delinquent
10-60-040 Dispositions of Children Adjudged Dependent
10-60-050 Continuing Jurisdiction of Juvenile Court
10-60-060 Review of Disposition and Jurisdiction by the Juvenile Court
10-60-070 Termination of Dispositions and Jurisdiction of the Court
10-60-080 Appeals of Dispositions

10-70 Proceedings And Records Of Juvenile Court  
10-70-010 Closed Proceedings
10-70-020 Closed Records, Availability to Certain Persons
10-70-030 Disclosure of Involvement in Juvenile Court Proceedings
10-70-040 Destruction of Records
10-70-050 Unauthorized Release or Publication of Juvenile Court Records an Offense

10-80 Termination Of Parental Rights
10-80-010 Definition; Effect OG Decree
10-80-020 Grounds for Termination
10-80-030 Initiation of Termination Action
10-80-040 Petition for Termination of Parental Rights  Form and Contents
10-80-050 Notice to Parents
10-80-060 Hearing Upon Petition for Termination of Parental Rights
10-80-070 Intervention in Termination Hearing by Person Claiming Parenthood
10-80-080 Disposition of Petition for Termination by Juvenile Court
10-80-090 Effect of an Order of Termination of Parental Rights
10-80-100 Voluntary Termination of Parental Nights

10-90 Use Of Professional Services By The Juvenile Court  
10-90-010 Definitions
10-90-020 Use of Services
10-90-030 Designation of Social Services Agency
10-90-040 Duties and Responsibilities Of Social Services Agency

10-100 Facilities For Custody Or Detention Of Children  
10-100-010 Definitions
10-100-020 Establishment of Standards and Rules for Custody and Detention Facilities
10-100-030 Approval of Custody and Detention Facilities
10-100-040 Use of Custody and Detention Facilities

10-110 School Attendance  
10-110-010 Duty to Attend School; Excuses
10-110-020 Attendance Standards and Records
10-110-030 Notices of Truancy
10-110-040 Truant children
10-110-050 Taking Absent Children Into Custody
10-110-060 Habitual Truancy Proceedings
10-110-070 Truancy Offenses

10-120 Acts Of Juvenile Delinquency  
10-120-010 Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
10-120-020 Curfew Violation
10-120-030 Exemption from Curfews
10-120-040 Possession of a Controlled Substance
10-120-050 Possession of Marijuana
10-120-060 Sexual Assault
10-120-070 Contributory Delinquency / Neglect of Children (Runaways/Unsupervised Juvenile)
10-120-080 Contributing
10-120-090 Penalties

10-130 Restitution
10-130-010 Liability for Incurred Damages
10-130-020 Failure to Obey Orders of Restitution



16-10 Control Of Animals
16-10-010 Purpose and Applicability
16-10-020 Enforcement Procedure
16-10-030 Confinement or Restraint of Animals
16-10-040 Dangerous or Destructive Animals
16-10-050 Animals Which Disturb Others
16-10-060 Permissible Numbers of Dogs and Cats
16-10-070 Inoculation of Dogs and Other Animals
16-10-080 Licensing of Dogs
16-10-090 Penalties for Violation of this Chapter
16-10-100 Civil Actions

Bail Schedule, Animal Ordinance Title 16

Hunting Ordinance
Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Permits
Chapter 3 Conduct & Housekeeping
Chapter 4 Conduct
Chapter 5 Sewage
Chapter 6 Curfew
Chapter 7 Vehicles and Roads
Chapter 8 Campsites
Chapter 9 Special Events
Chapter 10 Compliance
Chapter 11 Procedure for Non-Compliance
Chapter 12 Enforcement & Other Sanctions
Chapter 13 Hunting
Chapter 14 Dogs
Chapter 15 Wildlife Policy and Regulation
Chapter 16 Prohibited Acts
Chapter 17 Enforcement
Chapter 18 Miscellaneous
Chapter 19 Firearms

[Table of Contents created by NILL in September 2014, based on materials available on tribe's website.]