Today, the Court dismissed a case against my client for engaging in business without a license.
NRS 624.700 states:
Engaging in business or submitting bid without license unlawful; prosecution; damages; bid submitted in violation of section void.
1. It is unlawful for any person or combination of persons to:
(a) Engage in the business or act in the capacity of a contractor within this State; or
(b) Submit a bid on a job situated within this State,
Ê without having an active license therefor as provided in this chapter, unless that person or combination of persons is exempted from licensure pursuant to NRS 624.031.
2. The district attorneys in this State shall prosecute all violations of this section which occur in their respective counties, unless the violations are prosecuted by the Attorney General. Upon the request of the Board, the Attorney General shall prosecute any violation of this section in lieu of prosecution by the district attorney.
3. In addition to any other penalty imposed pursuant to this chapter, a person who is convicted of violating subsection 1 may be required to pay:
(a) Court costs and the costs of prosecution;
(b) Reasonable costs of the investigation of the violation to the Board;
(c) Damages the person caused as a result of the violation up to the amount of the person’s pecuniary gain from the violation; or
(d) Any combination of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).
4. If a person submits a bid or enters into a contract in violation of subsection 1, the bid or contract shall be deemed void ab initio.
[1:Art. VII:186:1941; A 1953, 521]—(NRS A 1967, 1042; 1969, 939; 1987, 771; 1995, 927; 1999, 2957)