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The term "theft crime" may be used to describe a variety of different criminal offenses related to taking another's property. Theft may be violent or non-violent in nature, and depending on the use of violence and the value of property involved, a defendant in Las Vegas may face misdemeanor or felony charges and varied penalties upon a conviction.

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Where to Turn for Theft Defense

If you'd like to talk about your particular theft charges and what a lawyer can do to help you, I welcome you to contact my firm at your earliest convenience. As a former prosecutor, District Attorney, and experienced Las Vegas theft attorney with more than 16 years in the field of criminal law, I can offer you information and guidance that will help you gain a better understanding of what to expect at this important junction.

You may have been arrested on a minor shoplifting charge or may be facing a criminal investigation involving armed robbery. Whatever the circumstances of your theft charges in the Las Vegas area, I can apply my knowledge of both sides of the criminal process to provide you with the level of legal representation you need to seek out the best possible outcome.

Penalties in Las Vegas

In Nevada, theft-related crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, according to the value of the property that was stolen. Misdemeanor theft occurs when the value of the stolen goods, property, or services is less than $1,200. A conviction for this type of theft can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and a maximum jail sentence of six months.

Theft offenses are categorized as felonies when the value of the stolen property exceeds $1,200, or the item is a motor vehicle or a firearm. The penalties imposed for felony theft convictions increase as the value of the property increases.

The classifications and penalties for felony theft include:

  • Category D felonies (between $1,200 and $5,000) – punishable by one to four years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000

  • Category C felonies (between $5,000 and $25,000) – punishable by one to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000

  • Category B felonies – there are three levels of category B felonies, including:

  • Repeat vehicle theft within 5 years – punishable by one to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000

  • Stolen property worth between $25,000 and $100,000, or when the item was a firearm – punishable by one to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000

  • Property valued at above $100,000 – punishable by one to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000

Facing Theft Charges? Contact the Law Office of Chip Siegel, Esq. Today!

The penalties for theft in Las Vegas, Nevada may be varied. For a simple petty theft charge, for example, the defendant may be able to avoid imprisonment entirely. For armed robbery or another violent theft crime, however, the defendant may face years in prison and high fines. This is just the tip of the iceberg when you consider the lasting effects that a criminal record will have on the defendant's educational, employment, and financial opportunities.

To talk to a Las Vegas theft defense attorney about what you can do to fight your theft charges, contact my office today!

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