There are many different types of theft crimes, with robbery being the worst because it causes such fear. If you use a deadly weapon and are convicted, you will automatically get an additional sentence. Many are charged with embezzlement for using a position of trust to steal from their employers or friends.
You need to hire an experienced Theft Crimes Lawyer if you are facing charges of burglary, robbery, grand theft auto, or any other theft crime in Las Vegas. If you have been charged with a theft crime in Nevada, the penalties vary greatly depending on whether the theft is considered a felony or misdemeanor, whether or not you have a prior criminal history, and whether there are any mitigating or aggravating factors. I have the experience to know how to defend your rights, and I will help you through the process of your accusations.
I am attorney Mace J. Yampolsky. With more than 30 years of trial experience, I am willing and able to fight the charges against you and seek to clear your name. I have earned the distinction of being named a Certified Criminal Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada and past President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Common Theft Charges
Our firm handles all types of theft crimes in Las Vegas, including the following:
According to Nevada law, if you enter a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony, you can be charged with burglary.
This crime consists of using force or threats to obtain someone else’s money or personal property.
- Grand Theft Auto:
Called “grand larceny of a motor vehicle,” auto theft in Nevada can range from hot-wiring a vehicle and driving away with it to failing to return a rental car.
- Shoplifting or Retail Theft:
According to Nevada law, shoplifting occurs when a person “intentionally steals, takes, or carries away” store property without paying.
This is also known as “larceny from a person” under Nevada law. Unlike robbery, it does not involve force or threats.
- Petit and Grand Larceny:
Petit larceny constitutes taking money or goods valued at less than $250, while grand larceny involves the theft of money or goods worth $250 or more.
- Other Theft Crimes:
We also handle embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, taking someone’s casino chips, using someone’s identity to access bank accounts or ATMs, credit card fraud or using someone’s credit card without their authorization, possession of stolen property, and many other charges.
If you have been charged with robbery in Clark County, it is important that you hire an experienced Robbery Lawyer who knows the law and will defend your rights. From mugging a woman as she is walking down the Strip to demanding money from a gas station cashier at gunpoint, robbery is a serious crime in Nevada. Without the aid of a lawyer who has the experience in court to protect your rights and advocate on your behalf, your chances of facing more serious consequences are much greater.
Statute NRS 200.380 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 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.”
Our firm as a combined 35 plus years of experience in theft crimes. If you are facing robbery charges in Las Vegas, our mission is to aggressively protect your rights and to make sure you have a strategic legal advocate on your side.
Nevada Penalties For Robbery:
Robbery is considered a category B felony in Nevada. If you are convicted, you will be facing 2 to 15 years of incarceration. If you are convicted of using a deadly weapon to commit the robbery (“armed robbery”), you may be in danger of a significantly longer prison sentence.
In addition to prison time, a conviction on your criminal record can stay with you for a lifetime, marring your employment opportunities, your eligibility for federal loans, and much more.
Defenses Against Las Vegas Robbery Charges
Depending upon the facts of your case, we may be able to argue that:
- You did not use force, violence, or fear against the alleged victim.
- You were mistakenly identified as the robber.
- You were falsely accused of this crime.
You can count on us to aggressively explore every possible defense on your behalf. In some cases, I may be able to show the prosecution that theft did not actually occur. You may have had no intent to take or keep the property, or the items in question were not actually removed, or the property belonged to you or was given to you.
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