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If you are arrested and charged with grand larceny in Las Vegas then you are facing significant penalties and you should therefore consider hiring a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney.   Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Paul J. Adras, Esq., and criminal defense attorney Las Vegas Steven M. Altig, Esq. have thorough knowledge and experience in grand larceny cases, and can represent you immediately if you have been charged with grand larceny.  In Las Vegas, if you are convicted of grand larceny then you are facing severe penalties.  The information below is designed to provide you with a summary of the implications of a conviction for grand larceny in Las Vegas.

1.    What constitutes grand larceny in Las Vegas and in Nevada?

In Las Vegas, and Nevada, the Nevada Revised Statutes criminalize grand larceny.  Grand larceny is made illegal and defined by Nevada Revised Statute 205.220, 205.222, 205.226, and 205.228.

Generally, grand larceny (NRS 205.220) occurs when a person intentionally steals, takes, or carries away the personal property of another person and that property has a value of $650.00 or more.  The main law regarding grand larceny also criminalizes several other instances of conduct that include theft of hotel room property, real property, livestock, and even domesticated animals.  As can be seen, the main issue in grand larceny is that the property taken must have a value of at least $650.00. 

There are other specific types of property that are addressed by the Nevada Revised Statutes. Those other specific types of property are firearms (NRS 205.226) and vehicles (NRS 205.228).  However, when the statutes address firearms and vehicles the $650.00 threshold value is no longer required.  The theft of any firearm or vehicle is considered grand larceny regardless of its value.

2.    What are the penalties if I am convicted of grand larceny?

In Nevada, all convictions for grand larceny are felonies.  However, the level of felony and length of sentence are dependent upon the type and value of the property taken.  Additionally, a court must impose restitution upon a person who has been convicted of a grand larceny.

Grand Larceny Generally

If the grand larceny does not involve a firearm or vehicle then the punishments are solely dependent upon the value of the property taken. 

If the property was valued at less than $3,500.00 then the grand larceny is considered a category C felony and is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 5 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine up to $10,000.00.  (NRS 205.222; NRS 193.130)

If the property is valued at $3,500.00 or more then the grand larceny is considered a category B felony and is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 10 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine up to $10,000.00.  (NRS 205.222)

Grand Larceny Firearm

As stated above, the theft of a firearm is a grand larceny regardless of the firearms value.  The grand larceny of a firearm is considered a category B felony and is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 10 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine up to $10,000.00.  

Grand Larceny Motor Vehicle

As stated above, the theft of a motor vehicle is a grand larceny regardless of the motor vehicle's value.  However, the value of the vehicle does play a role in the level of felony and the length of the prison sentence.  The theft of a motor vehicle, having a value of less than $3,500.00, is considered a category C felony and is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 5 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine up to $10,000.00.  (NRS 205.228; NRS 193.130)  The theft of a motor vehicle, having a value of $3,500.00 or more, is considered a category B felony and is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 10 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine up to $10,000.00.  (NRS 205.228)

If you need a criminal defense lawyer Las Vegas then call us today.  Paul J. Adras, Esq. is an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.  Steven M. Altig, Esq. is also an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense attorney.  Adras & Altig are Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers, North Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers, Henderson criminal defense lawyers, Boulder City criminal defense lawyers, Moapa Valley criminal defense lawyers, Goodsprings criminal defense lawyers, Searchlight criminal defense lawyers, Laughlin criminal defense lawyers, Pahrump criminal defense lawyers, Tonopah criminal defense lawyers, and criminal defense lawyers in many other cities in Southern and Northern Nevada.  If you've been charged with any crime then you need to get experienced and aggressive legal representation.  You need to hire Adras & Altig, Attorneys at Law.

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