Burglary Laws in Nevada

What is Burglary?

Burglary is one type of theft crime that involves unlawfully entering into a building along with the intention of committing a felony or theft crime. This is different from a robbery offense because the victim of the crime does not need to be present. Burglary does not involve the element of violence or threat of violence that robbery contains. The prosecutor in a burglary case will need to prove all of the following:

  1. The suspect broke into and entered a building
  2. The suspect did not have consent
  3. The suspect had the intent to commit a felony or theft

With the first requirement, the need to have broken into the building is not necessary, this element of the offense just involves entering a building. While it is still often phrased 'breaking and entering,' the suspect did not have to force the entry, simply entering is sufficient. The difference between burglary and simply trespassing is the intent to commit a felony crime or theft (either misdemeanor or felony theft). Team up with a Las Vegas burglary lawyer for help defending against your charges and avoiding the potential penalties.

Understanding Burglary Charges in Las Vegas, NV

Contrary to many people's belief that burglary occurs only at night, instances of burglary can occur during the day or at night. Individuals can be charged with this type of crime for unlawfully entering someone's:

  • Home
  • Trailer
  • Vehicle
  • Apartment
  • Barn
  • Boat
  • Tent
  • Building
  • Any other type of property

What are the penalties for burglary in Nevada?

The state of Nevada charges burglary offenses as a Category B felony. This level of felony is punishable by between one and 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The offense can be aggravated if there was a deadly weapon used during the crime. The prison time may be increased to between two and 15 years if this was the case.

Discuss your burglary charges with a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney immediately!

Instead of facing the maximum fines and prison time involved with your burglary charges, it is important to discuss your legal matters with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. When taking on an individual case, I work tirelessly and aggressively to defend the rights of my client. I am able to analyze their situation and make sure that they get the representation they deserve. Whether or not you are guilty of committing burglary now is the time to discover what your options may be. To avoid the serious penalties on the line in burglary cases, contact the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. I am a Las Vegas criminal lawyer who is familiar with the burglary court proceedings in Nevada.

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