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Theft Crimes & Their Consequences

Theft crimes can come in a variety of forms and cover a broad range of severity. NRS 205.240 describes petit larceny (petit theft) as the theft of property or money that is less than $250 in value. The penalties for petit larceny usually involve fines, restitution to victims, and enrollment in petit larceny school. Grand larceny is described in NRS 2205.220 as the theft of property or money that is valued at higher than $250, and it can be met with penalties that include restitution to victims, up to $10,000 in fines, and up to 10 years in prison.

Other examples of theft include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary & robbery
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Grand larceny of a motor vehicle

Some of these crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances and amount of money involved. Aggravating circumstances can result in enhanced charges and heavier penalties. Attempted theft can also be cause for prosecution and carry weighty penalties. In certain cases, deportation may be a potential consequence for non-citizens.

What can be done to protect your legal rights?

At Okabe & Haushalter, we can fight aggressively to protect your rights and freedom. Our thorough review and investigation of your case can often turn up facts and evidence that may be used in your defense. Each case is different and we can bring a fresh outlook and a creative approach. It is sometimes possible for us to have charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Where penalties are involved, we can negotiate on your behalf in an attempt to achieve leniency and help you avoid the heavier potential consequences. If you are charged with a theft crime, it important you exercise your right to remain silent so that you don’t unwittingly incriminate yourself. Don’t make any statements about your case without an attorney present.

Contact a Las Vegas theft defense attorney from our firm right away for legal assistance!