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Las Vegas Theft Defense Lawyers

If you live anywhere in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and you or someone you know has gotten in trouble for theft of any kind, you need to reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible.

You need criminal lawyers in Las Vegas. Douglas Crawford Law can help you!

Charges of theft can be broad. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 205 covers multiple types: Petty Larceny, Theft of Services, and Grand Larceny. If you’ve been charged with other crimes related to theft, like Embezzlement or Extortion, for example, I will cover those crimes on other pages of my website. I can help you with all of these troubling criminal issues. I am an expert in these types of law and will give you the best defense possible. Legal definitions of terms like “control” and “deprive” are important. You need an experienced attorney to help you.

Theft in Las Vegas Nevada

Theft of Services may seem like a small issue, but these charges can be serious, especially if there are multiple charges. Theft of services charges can be quite simple, like stealing WiFi or cable or not paying for public transportation. Generally these charges will result in a misdemeanor, with perhaps some jail time and/or a fine. But the conviction will still show up on your record throughout your life. If you are a repeat offender you could earn a felony and significant jail time. Even the smallest charge can hurt your future. You need to contact me.

Petty Larceny is generally the theft of property valued at less than $650. Thou generally a misdemeanor charge, you could receive higher sentences. A common Petty Larceny charge would be something like Shoplifting. A misdemeanor can earn you some jail time as well as a fine, and set you into the system as a first-time offender who, if you get in trouble again, has a record. I can and will do everything in my power to help.

Theft in Nevada

Grand Larceny is clearly the most serious of these charges, covering property valued at more than $650. The NRS covers a vast range of crimes considered Grand Larceny: credit card and ATM crimes, organized retail theft, shoplifting, grand theft auto, firearms crime, livestock, and many others. Grand Larceny sentences come in two classes, from the $3,500 – $10,000 range to $10,000 and over. Firearm crimes are considered extremely serious by the state of Nevada and carry minimum penalties. These charges are serious felonies and if convicted you will face significant jail and/or prison time as well as harsh financial penalties. Depending upon the nature of your crimes I can help with your defense and try to keep your sentence as low as possible. Especially if you are young or have a young family member or relative who may have made a foolish mistake or gotten in with the wrong crowd, their future is on the line.

A strong defense lets a judge and/or jury know the full facts of a case, and can often be the difference between a severe sentence or leniency. I have seen a lot in my time in the law profession, from serious crimes to silly mistakes. My experience will be the difference that keeps you from spending too much time behind bars.

Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.

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Douglas Crawford Law

501 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States

(702) 383-0090

Las Vegas Theft Attorney

What is identity theft?

When someone takes your identity, it is known as identity theft. Identity thieves steal and utilize your personal information such as a government ID number or bank account number to assume your identity. Once they have this data, identity robbers may wreak havoc on your life by draining your bank account.

Does identity theft only have to do with stealing money or credit?

No, the kind of identity theft that most concerns individuals is not financial identification theft, in which your personal information is used to access your money or credit. Identity theft isn’t limited to one type; there are many others.

What are some things I can do to protect my identity online?

When it comes to sharing personal information, be cautious. Just because a website asks for your data doesn’t imply you have to give it to them. Who needs the information and why? Also, on social media, limit the amount of information you provide.

What are things I can do to protect my identity offline?

To prevent dumpster divers from stealing your information and establishing accounts in your name, shred old credit card bills, offers, receipts, and other similar documents with a cross-cut shredding machine or scissors.

I refused to answer the officer's questions or make a statement, will this hurt me?

Yes, you have the legal right to refuse to incriminate yourself by giving statements. If your matter went to court, the prosecutor and police would be unable to imply that you were questioned and did not respond.

What should I wear to court?

We recommend that you dress professionally, as though you are going to an interview for a professional position. Shorts, tank tops, and headwear are all prohibited in some jurisdictions; avoid them at all costs if wearing them may result in your being escorted out of the courtroom. Furthermore, do not chew gum in court!

When should I arrive for my court appearance?

It is not necessary to be there a long time before hand. However, be sure you have plenty of time to get to court. If the judge calls roll at the start of the calendar and you aren’t there, you could be asked to wait till the end so your case may be heard.

What happens at the arraignment?

The first question you’ll be asked is whether you want to plead guilty or not guilty. We recommend that you enter a not guilty plea so that you may obtain more time to consult with an attorney and explore all of your legal options on your case.

I signed a speedy trial waiver, what is this?

If you are out of jail or in prison for a period of 90 days after your arraignment, you have the right to be tried. You might need to accept a speedy trial bargain to receive enough time to present your case.

Can I have witnesses testify for me at trial?

Yes, these individuals can be compelled to appear and testify. Any witnesses must have useful information about the real event in order to testify. “Character” witnesses are rarely permitted in Washington-DV lawsuits.