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.
Las Vegas Grand Larceny Attorney
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.
The firm offers free initial consultation to go over your case in detail and to figure out your options. If you would like to discuss the specifics of your grand larceny charge, please call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message today.
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:
The person intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drives away:
- Personal goods or property, with a value of $650 or more, owned by another person,
- Bedding, furniture or other property, with a value of $650 or more, which the person, as a lodger, is to use in his or her lodging and is owned by another person, or
- Real property, with a value of $650 or more, that the persona has converted into personal property by severing it from real property owned by another person;
The person uses a card or other device for withdrawing or transferring money in a financial institution to obtain money to which they are not entitled;
The person intentionally steals, takes, leads away, drives away or entices away:
- One of more head of livestock owned by another, or
- One of more domesticated animals or birds with an aggregate value of $650 or more, owned by another.
A grand larceny allegation of between $650 and $3,500 is considered a category C felony in Las Vegas. If convicted, the presumptive sentence is one to five years in prison. If the amount allegedly stolen was $3,500 or more, the charge will be upgraded to a category B Felony, which comes with a possible sentence of one to ten years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney
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.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Clark County Grand Larceny Arrest Lawyer
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 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.