In an opinion drafted by Justice Hardesty, the Court granted a petition for a writ of mandamus and instructed that the district court vacate an order denying appeal from a conviction of misdemeanor domestic battery. The Court found that its previous decision ruling that persons charged with misdemeanor domestic battery are entitled to a jury trial retroactively applied to this case.Because, here, there was still time to file a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, the Court concluded that the conviction was not final, and the prior ruling should be retroactively applied.
Coles, Madeleine, "Hildt v. Dist. Ct., 137 Nev. Adv. Op. 12 (Mar. 25, 2021)" (2021). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 1398.