THEFT & LARCENY ATTORNEY IN HENDERSON, NEVADA

Attorneys BRIAN VASEK and MARYAM VASEK frequently assist theft and larceny clients in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, Nevada. VASEK LAW also serves theft and larceny clients in Mesquite, Laughlin, and Boulder City. When consulting with new clients about theft or larceny, some of the most frequent questions that Attorneys Brian and Maryam receive include the following:

  • What if this is my first offense?
  • How does the value of the property affect the case?
  • What if someone said I could borrow the property?
  • What if I gave the property back?
  • Will I have to pay restitution?

VASEK LAW can answer these questions and many more. Attorneys Brian and Maryam have helped countless theft and larceny clients in Southern Nevada. However, not every theft or larceny case is the same and the outcome of the case may depend upon many factors, such as where the case was filed, what judge is handling the case, what prosecuting attorney is handling the case, a person's prior criminal history, and possible defenses. A conviction forl arceny or theft may result in consequences for some jobs, such as the revocation of some professional licenses. A conviction may also result in deportation or removal if the person is not a United States citizen. It is important to hire an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to navigate these consequences and find weaknesses in prosecuting attorney's case. An attorney may also discover witnesses or evidence that the police missed. Speak with Attorneys Brian and Maryam to discuss your options and before taking further action.

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THEFT

In the State of Nevada, theft is a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, including but not limited to the value of the property or services involved. A "theft" occurs when a person knowingly and without lawful authority controls the property of another with the intent to permanently deprive that person of the property, commits an unauthorized transfer of property, obtains intangible property or services by misrepresentation, or takes property that the person knows or should know is stolen. This list is not all-inclusive. A "theft" may also occur when a person writes a check in exchange for property or services but knowingly had insufficient funds for the transaction. Lastly, the value of a theft case may be be the cumulative or "aggregate" value of all property or services involved, meaning that the prosecuting attorney may file a single theft case for the total value of all property or services.

LARCENY

While a "theft" is defined broadly in the State of Nevada and includes the unlawful taking of both tangible and intangible property or services, a "larceny" occurs when a person intentionally steals, takes, or carries away personal property of another person. A "larceny" also occurs when a person intentionally steals, leads, drives, or entices away livestock or domesticated animals. A "larceny" includes acts such as "shoplifting" where a person enters a store and steals merchandise. A "larceny" also includes acts such as failing to return a rented car or stealing a firearm. Similar to theft, the value of a larceny case may be the cumulative or "aggregate" value of all property involved, meaning that the prosecuting attorney may file a single larceny case for the total value of all property.

VASEK LAW strongly encourages you to speak with an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to analyze your case. An arrest or citation for theft or larceny does not guarantee a you will be charged with a crime, although it is statistically more likely than not. VASEK LAW therefore encourages you not to feel pressured to retain an attorney immediately without first understanding all options and to speak with multiple attorneys (not just case manages and non-attorney "specialists") about what may happen next. The outcome of your case may depend upon factors such as where your case is filed, what judge your case is assigned, what prosecuting attorney is responsible for your case, and your prior criminal history and ties to the community. You should never accept a deal at your first court appearance without having reviewed your discovery, such as police reports, witness statements, and body camera footage. An experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will know how to obtain this discovery and should also know how each court, judge, and prosecuting attorney approaches theft and larceny cases differently. Attorneys BRIAN VASEK and MARYAM VASEK are here to help and to discuss your case. They even offer FREE CONSULTATIONS.


PENALTIES

THEFT or PETIT LARCENY are a Misdemeanor if the value of the services or property involved is less than $1,200, which is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000. THEFT or GRAND LARCENY are a Category D Felony if the value of the services or property involved is between $1,200 to $5,000, which is punishable by one (1) to four (4) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000. THEFT or GRAND LARCENY are a Category C Felony if the value of the services or property involved is between $5,000 and $25,000, which is punishable by one (1) to five (5) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. THEFT or GRAND LARCENY are a Category B Felony if the value of the services or property involved is between $25,000 and $100,000, which is punishable by one (1) to ten (10) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.THEFT or GRAND LARCENY are a Category B Felony if the value of the property or services involved is more than $100,000, which is punishable by one (1) to twenty (20) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $15,000. Upon a conviction for theft or larceny, the court will order the person to pay restitution. (NRS 193.130, NRS 193.150, NRS 205.0835, NRS 205.240)

GRAND LARCENY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE is an "enhanceable" offense, a Category C Felony for any first offense within five (5) years, and punishable by one (1) to five (5) years in prison and a fine of $10,000. A second offense and any subsequent offense within five (5) years is a Catebory B Felony and punishable by one (1) to six (6) years in prison and a fine of not more than $5,000. Upon a conviction for grand larceny of a motor vehicle, the court will order the person to pay restitution. (NRS 193.130NRS 205.228GRAND LARCENY OF A FIREARM is a Category B Felony and punishable by one (1) to ten (10) years in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000. Upon a conviction for grand larceny of a firearm, the court will order the person to pay restitution. (NRS 205.226).


 

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