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Even attempt to commit a crime can bring jail time. The Nevada Revised Statutes state this principle clearly:
NRS 193.330 Punishment for attempts.

1. An act done with the intent to commit a crime, and tending but failing to accomplish it, is an attempt to commit that crime. A person, who attempts to commit a crime, unless a different penalty is prescribed by statute, shall be punished as follows:

Penalties for attempted crimes are not as harsh as those for crimes committed, but still carry strong sentences. If convicted of a category A felony, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum of not more than 20 years.

Any attempt to commit a category B felony for which the maximum term of imprisonment authorized by statute is greater than 10 years, will be sentenced for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum of not more than 10 years.

Any attempt to commit a category B felony for which the maximum term of imprisonment authorized by statute is 10 years for less, will be sentenced for category C felony.
Any attempt to commit a category C felony, will be sentenced for a category D felony or gross misdemeanor by imprisonment in county jail for no more than 364 days or a fine of no more than $2,000, or both.

Any attempt to commit a category D felony, will be sentenced for category E felony or gross misdemeanor by imprisonment in county jail for not more than 364 days or a fine of no more than $2,000 or both.

Any attempt to commit a category E felony will be sentenced for a category E felony or gross misdemeanor by imprisonment in the country jail for no more than 364 days or a fine of no more than $2,000 or both.

Any attempt to commit a misdemeanor, a gross misdemeanor, or felony for which a category is not designated by a particular statute, will be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not more than one-half the longest authorized by statute or a fine not more than one-half the largest sum or both.
It is worth noting that nothing in this section protects someone who unsuccessfully attempts to commit one crime while successfully committing another. You may be punished for the crime you committed and potentially for the one you attempted to commit.

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