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Theft in Nevada

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 Douglas Crawford Law.

Charges of theft can be broad. Nevada Revised Statues (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 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.

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.