Grand Larceny Charges in Las Vegas
In the state of Nevada, larceny (similar to theft) is a major criminal theft offense. With large urban centers and huge numbers of tourist visiting every year, countless scenarios can lead to larceny allegations. Although a seemingly less serious crime than other major theft offenses, such as burglary and robbery, grand larceny penalties can be just as stringent, if not more so.
Larceny is a felony and is classified as a “crime of trust,” meaning that you have intentionally acted in a dishonest manner. A felony can bar you from voting, running for office and receiving government assistance, among others. As a crime of trust, a larceny conviction has the potential to keep you from getting that loan you need or that job you want when your potential employer sees the conviction on your permanent criminal record.
Although many only worry about the possible jail time and fines, there are too many other consequences of a grand larceny charge to take this issue lightly. To make certain you are doing everything you can to keep this from becoming a major issue that haunts your future, it is vitally important that you start working with a criminal defense attorney today. Contact Joel M. Mann for a free consultation today!
How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
There are many different ways to approach a grand larceny allegation. Our firm handles every element of your case. As for the basic process involved, our attorneys will focus on the following aspects of your theft case:
- Checking police reports.
- Developing necessary legal documentation.
- Gathering evidence.
- Interviewing witnesses.
- Researching case law, statutes, crimes codes and procedural law.
- Building a defense and develop a case strategy.
- Working to negotiate a plea-bargain if necessary.
- Providing client support (emotional, legal).
- Protecting your legal rights.
- Drafting, filing and arguing motions such as motions to dismiss and motions to suppress.
- Advocating for the defendant at trial.
Grand Larceny under Nevada Law
The specific legal wording for larceny offenses can be found in Chapter 205 of the Nevada Revised Code.
According to NRS §205.220, a person commits grand larceny if:
1. Intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drives away:
- Personal goods or property, with a value of $1,200 or more, owned by another person;
- Bedding, furniture or other property, with a value of $1,200 or more, which the person, as a lodger, is to use in or with his or her lodging and which is owned by another person; or
- Real property, with a value of $1,200 or more, that the person has converted into personal property by severing it from real property owned by another person.
2. Uses a card or other device for automatically withdrawing or transferring money in a financial institution to obtain intentionally money to which the person knows he or she is not entitled.
3. Intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away, drives away or entices away:
- One or more head of livestock owned by another person; or
- One or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds, with an aggregate value of $1,200 or more, owned by another person.
4. With the intent to defraud, steal, appropriate or prevent identification:
- Marks or brands, causes to be marked or branded, alters or defaces a mark or brand, or causes to be altered or defaced a mark or brand upon one or more head of livestock owned by another person;
- Sells or purchases the hide or carcass of one or more head of livestock owned by another person that has had a mark or brand cut out or obliterated;
- Kills one or more head of livestock owned by another person but running at large, whether or not the livestock is marked or branded; or
- Kills one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds, with an aggregate value of $1,200 or more, owned by another person but running at large, whether or not the animals or birds are marked or branded.
According to NRS 205.222, the Grand larceny Penalties are:
1. Unless a greater penalty is imposed by a specific statute, a person who commits grand larceny in violation of NRS 205.220 shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of this section.
2. If the value of the property involved in the grand larceny:
- Is less than $5,000, the person who committed the grand larceny is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
- Is $5,000 or more but less than $25,000, the person who committed the grand larceny is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
- Is $25,000 or more but less than $100,000, the person who committed the grand larceny is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, and by a fine of not more than $10,000.
- Is $100,000 or more, the person who committed the grand larceny is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 20 years, and by a fine of not more than $15,000.
3. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person who committed the grand larceny to pay restitution.
4. If the grand larceny involved a sale in violation of subsection 3 or 4 of NRS 205.220, all proceeds from the sale are subject to forfeiture.
Las Vegas Grand Larceny Charges
Having proper legal representation during a grand larceny allegation can mean the difference between a long jail sentence and the charges being reduced or completely dismissed. The primary goal should be to refute the charge in question. The other goal should be reducing the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann is experienced in grand larceny cases and will draw on this prior casework to help develop the most effective defense strategy for your particular situation.
Taking a fact-based approach that is focused on the details of the case, Joel Mann is an objective and practical attorney who can analyze both the allegations and the process that lead to the charge. This will help identify the important factors involved, along with opening the opportunity to find missteps or improper actions by law enforcement. Considering that our legal system is predicated on proving guilt ‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ errors in the process or abuses of power might lead to the charges being dropped.
No matter what the circumstances of your criminal charge are, Joel Mann has the legal knowledge and ability to hold all actors accountable while protecting your rights throughout the entire criminal procedure.
In addition to serving individuals who have been charged with grand larceny in Las Vegas, Joel Mann also represents individuals and families throughout Clark County, including North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, and Paradise, among many others.
Contact a Clark County Grand Larceny Arrest Lawyer Today
If you have been charged with grand larceny in Clark County, Nevada, finding a quality criminal defense attorney should be priority number one. A capable lawyer will be able to effectively articulate your case while making certain that you are treated fairly during the criminal process.
Joel M. Mann is an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas Theft Attorney who has spent the past several years defending similar cases. His detail-oriented and proactive approach seeks to ensure that you will be both prepared and protected during a stressful and difficult time in your life.
To schedule a risk-free consultation to discuss your legal options, call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message today. As a free service, Joel will sit down with you and go over your case with you and advise you on what the next step should be. Priding himself on a quick response time, Joel will immediately begin working on your case to seek a favorable outcome.