Property crimes (i.e. theft or damage) are very common and the specific penalties for them vary based on the value of the property in question. The Nevada Revised Statutes define the consequences of property crimes very clearly:
Penalty for public offense proportionate to value of property affected or loss resulting from offense. Every person who is guilty of a public offense proportionate to the value of the property affected or the loss resulting from the offense shall be punished as follows:
If the value of the loss is $5,000 or more or if the damage results in impairment of public communication, transportation or police and fire protection, a person would be charged with a category C felony, which carries a sentence of no less than 1 year and no more than 5 years and a possible fine up to $10,000.
If the value of the property loss is $250 or more but less than $5,000, a person would be charged with a gross misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of not more than 364 days in the county jail and a fine of not more than $2,000.
If the value of the property loss is $25 or more but less than $250, a person would be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of not more than 6 months in the county jail and a fine of not more than $1,000.
If the value of the property loss is less than $25, a fine of no more than $500 will be imposed. If you have been charged with a property crime, call me now at 702-383-0090. DOUGLAS C. CRAWFORD, ESQ.