Actor Martin Sheen won a ruling from the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City overturning a requirement that he post a $5,000 bond aimed at stopping a protest trespass at a nuclear test site.

Sheen, active in the movement against nuclear testing, was forced to post the "peace bond" after saying on national television he would "hopefully commit civil disobedience" at the Nevada Test Site.The Supreme Court, reversing a district judge's order, said Thursday that prosecutors had conceded that civil disobedience wasn't a crime in Nevada.

"We conclude that (Sheen's) remarks did not indicate an intention to commit a criminal offense in this state," the court added in holding that the "peace bond" statute doesn't apply in such cases.

Under Nevada law, the threat of a criminal act is enough to require a "peace bond."