There are many types of theft crimes with their appropriate laws, definitions and penalties under Nevada law. Get a professional criminal defense attorney to help with your charges.
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Theft crimes are considered as serious offenses in Las Vegas and carry harsh penalties if found guilty of the charges. Below are the definition of theft crimes, the serious consequences, and the possible defenses that a defendant can use if a case is filed.
The following are the classifications of theft crimes in Las Vegas, as well as other white collar crimes
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Stolen money or property that is values at less than $250 is called Petit Larceny. Most of the time, prosecutors will dismiss the first-time offenders in exchange for restitution, fines, and completion of Petit Larceny School.
Stealing money or property valued at more than $250 is called Grand Larceny. Many cases of grand larceny are misunderstandings or accidents where there is no criminal activity occurred.
Nevada Revised Statute Sections 205.220 and 205.240: Shoplifting
Most of the time, this law is also called as Retail Theft where the stolen goods are from store merchandises. There are times that prosecutors will reduce or dismiss the charges if the restitution is paid and the defendant will complete the class for theft crimes.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 205.060: Burglary
Burglary means entering a premise or vehicle and there is intent to steal inside. However, there are times that the prosecutor has a hard time proving the intent. The burglary would not stand without sufficient proof, thus it gets the charges dismissed.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 200.380: Robbery
This law defines robbery as taking another person’s property with the use of force or threats. There are times that a person is falsely accused because of misidentification of the witness or even the alleged victim. Robbers typically use ski masks, and the incident happens too fast for anyone to get a clear picture of the culprit.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 205.270: Larceny from a Person/Pick-pocketing
Larceny from a person means stealing stealthily, or stealing without the victim knowing about the incident until they look for the items taken.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 200.275: Possession of Stolen Property
It is considered illegal to possess or receive a stolen property. However, if you did not know that the item is stolen, you committed no offense.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 200.273: Possession of Stolen Vehicle
Buying or receiving a stolen car is illegal; however, if you did not know that the vehicle is indeed stolen, you are not liable for it.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 200.228: Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle
Stealing a motor vehicle intentionally is also called auto-theft. However, when you borrow a car and you honestly believe that the owner gave you permission is not considered as grand larceny of motor vehicle.
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