Gardnerville Theft Crimes Defense Lawyer
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Theft can be committed in numerous ways under Nevada law. Basically, theft occurs when you take control and deprive another of his or her property without consent. Theft can also include obtaining services from another person or entity without paying for them. In Nevada, most theft crimes are categorized according to the dollar value of the goods or services that were stolen. These crimes can thus be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies.
If you or someone you know is facing any type of theft charge or is under investigation by law enforcement for theft, engaging the services of a qualified defense attorney should be your first line of action. At the Law Office of Ron Cauley, Inc., your case can be handled by a criminal defense lawyer with extensive legal experience. Our Gardnerville theft crimes defense attorney has been standing up for the legal rights and best interests of accused individuals since 1981. What’s more, he truly cares about you and the outcome of your case.
Arrested for a theft crime? Discuss your defense in a consultation; call us at (775) 273-6111.
Types of Theft Crimes in Nevada
Theft crimes in Nevada can include:
- Petit larceny
- Grand larceny
- Passing bad checks
- Dealing in stolen property
Misdemeanor theft in Nevada consists of stealing property valued under $250. Penalties can include jail time of up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, and community service.
Stealing property or services valued at $250 up to $2,500 is charged as a class C felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Theft of property or services valued above $2,500 is charged as a class B felony carrying penalties of 1 to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. At all levels of theft charges, courts are authorized to order that the defendant pay restitution to victims.
Civil Lawsuits for Theft Crimes
Besides criminal penalties, theft crimes may lead to civil lawsuits. For example, a shoplifting lawsuit may lead to financial liability for the value of the merchandise stolen, damages ranging from $100 up to $250, court costs, and attorney fees.
Need a strong defense? Contact our Gardnerville theft crimes defense attorney at the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc. at (775) 273-6111.
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