Shoplifting is a common crime in the state of Nevada, and is defined as illegally taking a small amount of merchandise from a retail store. If you are charged with shoplifting, how you are convicted depends on the monetary value of what was taken from the store. Although most people consider shoplifting a minor crime, the penalties if you are caught and convicted can be very serious. They can have lasting consequences on your life and cost you a substantial amount of money.
While you could be ordered to pay expensive fines and spend time in a county jail, you will also be left with a permanent criminal record regardless of whether you are convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony. Having a criminal record can make it exceptionally difficult for you to apply for and obtain credit, get a home or vehicle loan, get a job or even obtain professional licenses such as a real estate license or a nursing license.
What To Do If You Are Caught And Charged With Shoplifting
Being caught shoplifting is a humiliating and frightening experience. Criminal records are public information, and anyone can find out that you were convicted of theft. This can be embarrassing and discredit your public image and your reputation. Don’t let this happen to you!
The first thing you need to do if you are being charged with shoplifting is obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. You need a professional, powerful criminal attorney on your side who has your best interests in mind. The Defenders are committed to defend your case as aggressively as possible and we will do everything in our power to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Call us today for a consultation to discuss your case.
Nevada law defines robbery as “the unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person’s presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her family, or of anyone in his or her company at the time of the robbery.”
Punishments for robbery are serious, and this is not a charge that should be taken lightly. You do not have to use great force to be charged and convicted of robbery, and if you commit a robbery with the use of a weapon such as a gun, the penalties can be even more substantial. If you are facing robbery charges, seek legal counsel as soon as possible to begin building your defense.
Possible Defenses Against Robbery Charges
There are a variety of defenses against robbery charges in Nevada, including:
- No force or fear was used to intimidate
- The allegations of robbery are false
- Mistaken identity
What To Do If You Are Charged With Robbery
If you are charged with robbery, you need to take the charges seriously and contact a skilled criminal lawyer to represent you as soon as possible. The Defenders will investigate your case fully and look for any circumstances that could potentially persuade the court to reduce or dismiss the robbery charges. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and keep your criminal record clean, so you can be confident that we have your best interests in mind.
Call today to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss your case.
According to Nevada law, a burglary is defined as “entering a structure with the intention of committing a theft or a felony once inside.” This definition means that for a burglary charge to be filed, no actual theft or crime must take place – only the intent to do so is required. It is no longer referred to as “breaking and entering,” because you do not have to enter the structure forcefully.
In the state of Nevada, burglary is charged as a category B felony and penalties are enforced depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime and whether or not you have a past criminal history. The penalties for a burglary conviction are harsh and should not be taken lightly.
Possible penalties for burglary include:
- Up to a $10,000 fine
- One to ten years in a Nevada state prison if no deadly weapon was used
- Two to fifteen years in a Nevada state prison if a deadly weapon is used
- Permanent criminal record
Successful Defenses Against Burglary Charges
It’s possible for a skilled criminal defense attorney to put together a defense that will get the burglary charges against you reduced or dismissed. There are a number of legal technicalities involved in burglary charges, and prosecutors are often hard pressed to come up with the burden of proof. In many cases, an effective criminal defense lawyer can assist the defendant in receiving a desirable outcome in court. Possible defenses include:
- There was no intent to commit a theft or other felony
- You had consent to enter the building or structure
- False allegations
- False arrest
The Defenders have an excellent record of success defending burglary cases and want to help you fight the charges against you. Schedule a consultation today and let us help you build a persuasive case that will stand up in court.
Under Nevada law, grand theft is defined as “the unlawful or illegal taking of someone else’s property that is valued over $650.” If the property is valued under $650 the theft does not fall under the charge of grand theft.
Penalties For Grand Theft
The penalties for grand theft are serious and fighting grand theft charges requires the experience and knowledge of an expert criminal defense lawyer who is well versed in Nevada theft laws. If convicted of grand theft in the state of Nevada, you may be sentenced to:
- Restitution of the items stolen
- One to five years incarceration in a state prison
- A fine of up to $10,000
When you consult with The Defenders, we will immediately begin reviewing your case to look for possible defenses, including:
- False accusations of grand theft
- Mistaken identity
- The property stolen belonged to you
- There was no intent to steal the items
- The property was taken mistakenly or in error
Don’t let grand theft charges change your life forever. The Defenders believe that everyone has a right to an aggressive defense and we will do our best to make your case as persuasive as possible. Call us today to discuss how we can help get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.