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                                         LARCENY FROM THE PERSON


If you are arrested and charged with larceny from the person 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 larceny from the person cases, and can represent you immediately if you have been charged with larceny from the person.  In Las Vegas, if you are convicted of larceny from the person then you are facing severe penalties.  The information below is designed to provide you with a summary of the implications of a conviction for larceny from the person in Las Vegas.

1.    What constitutes larceny from the person in Las Vegas and in Nevada?

In Las Vegas, and Nevada, the Nevada Revised Statutes criminalize larceny from the person.  Larceny from the person is made illegal and defined by Nevada Revised Statute 205.270.

Larceny from the person (NRS 205.270) occurs when a person, under circumstances not amounting to robbery (see our section on robbery for details), with the intent to steal or appropriate to his or her own use, takes property from the person of another, without the person's consent. 

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

Larceny from the person is a felony in Las Vegas and Nevada.  There are two potential punishments for larceny from the person and the punishment depends of the value of the property taken. 

If the property taken has a value of less than $3,500.00 then the offender has committed a category C felony.  The offender faces a prison sentence of 1 to 5 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine of up to $10,000.00.  (see NRS 193.130)

If the property taken has a value of $3,500.00 or more then the offender has committed a category B felony.  The offender faces a prison sentence of 1 to 10 years in the Nevada Department of Prisons and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

3.    Are there any other significant legal issues involving larceny from the person?

Yes, there are some other very significant legal issue involving larceny from the person.  If a person is convicted of larceny from the person then a sentencing court must order that restitution be paid to the victim.  Also, an offender cannot be granted probation or a suspended sentence if the person from whom the property was taken has any infirmity caused by age or other physical condition.

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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