Larceny Theft Charges in Las Vegas, Nevada


What is a Larceny Theft?

Charges for Theft in Las Vegas, Nevada

In general, theft (also known as larceny) is when a person intentionally takes the property of another without permission.

When the value of the property exceeds a certain dollar amount, the theft or larceny becomes known as grand larceny.

In Nevada, grand theft (or grand larceny) is a theft of property worth $650.00 or more.

Grand larceny is charged as a felony in Nevada while petty theft, or petty larceny, is only a misdemeanor.

If you are facing larceny charges / theft charges in Las Vegas or surrounding areas, you need to hire the best criminal defense attorney to represent you, an attorney, who will analyze the facts of your case and to provide a quality defense.

When you or somebody close to you is charged with a crime, hire a knowledgeable, aggressive and experienced lawyer. Call a theft charge attorney at Heshmati & Associates today at 702-432-1000 to find out more.

Common Examples of Theft Charges

Grand larceny in Las Vegas is more common than you may realize.

The most common examples of grand larceny involve:

  • Shoplifting
  • Casino room theft
  • ATM withdrawals
  • Jewelry theft
  • Furniture removal
  • Housing fixtures
  • Copper wire removal

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Grand Theft is Felony

Nevada theft law has multiple felony levels for grand theft. These levels are based on the value of the property taken.

Below is the Classification Schedule:

Category Amount
Category C Felony Between $650 and 3,500.00
Category B Felony $3,500.00 plus

Grand Theft Penalties

Category Penalties
Category C Felony 1-5 years, restitution, fine of up to 10,000.00
Category B Felony 1-10 years in prison, restitution, fine of up to 10,000.00

When a weapon is involved, the district attorney will add a "with use" charge. "With use" adds additional punishment up to 5 years in prison.

Why Would You Need a Theft Attorney

A larceny case does not have to destroy your criminal record or significantly reduce your chance for employment. A good theft attorney can often negotiate your case, so that your stay out of prison.

Can Theft Charges be Negotiated Out of Court?

No. When a theft case has made its way into the court system it is too late for a defendant to negotiate their case outside of court. But the criminal defense attorney can and will negotiate your case with the prosecutor directly.

The attorney's involvement is especially important because often the victim can elect not to press charges, but the prosecutor may proceed with the case. It happens more often than you think.

It is very important that you speak with an good criminal defense attorney about your theft larceny charge before you cooperate with the government attorney.

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Theft Charges & Record Sealing

In many grand larceny cases, the worst aspect of the charge is the damage the felony can do to a person’s criminal record. With a felony it is very difficult to secure a job in the hotel or gaming industry.

However, record sealing is possible. For more information visit our record sealing page and learn about the process of sealing criminal record in Nevada.

Heshmati & Associates:
Las Vegas Grand Theft Attorneys

Every grand larceny case is unique. The outcome of your case depends on the facts surrounding your case, including the initial arrest, witnesses, and the nature of the objects taken. Always hire the best criminal defense attorney you can find!

Call at 702-432-1000 to speak with an attorney directly about your case.

Heshmati & Associates criminal defense attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada offer free consultations for larceny theft charges.

Payment plans are available. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Additional Resources:
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Scholars Strategy Network. Scholars Strategy Network is a non-profit organization that examines the relationship between job opportunities and crime in society. More employment opportunities reduce crime in society.

Criminal Law. Learn what criminal law is and how it works. Article prepared by Legal Information Institute.

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