Deliberately stealing someone else’s property valued at $1,200 or greater is Grand Larceny according to Nevada Law NRS 205.220. Without permission from the owner, taking property that belongs to another person or entity is the definition of stealing. Being considered a felony, larceny is a specific type of theft that involves stealing someone’s personal property. Kajioka & Associates, Attorneys at Law would like to further discuss Grand Larceny in Nevada.
What are Some Examples of Committing Grand Larceny?
– Withdrawing someone else’s money without permission at the ATM
– Stealing others’ farm animals
– Taking furniture from a hotel room
What is the Penalty for Grand Larceny?
Depending on the value of the property that the defendant was accused of stealing, penalties for grand larceny vary. It is considered a category D felony with 1 to 4 years in Nevada State Prison, restitution payments, and a fine up to $5,000 if the value of the stolen property ranges from $1,200 to $5,000. It is considered a category C felony with 1 to 5 years in Nevada State Prison, restitution payments, and a fine up to $10,000, should the value of the stolen property ranges from $5,000 to less than $25,000. It’s considered a category B felony with punishments of 1 to 10 years in Nevada State Prison in the event the value of the stolen property ranges from $25,000 to less than $100,000. You will face restitution payments and a $10,000 fine as well. With punishments of 1 to 20 years in Nevada State Prison, restitution payments, and a $15,000 fine, it’s considered a category B felony if the value of the stolen property is $100,000 or more. After the case is closed to get a criminal record sealed, Grand Larceny is considered a felony, and defendants who have been convicted of violating the Nevada Law must wait at least 5 years.
What are the Defenses to Grand Larceny?
You could get their charges reduced or even dismissed for someone accused of grand larceny with possible defense strategies. Defense strategies include:
1) Property taken was worth less than $1,200.
2) The Nevada Search and Seizure Laws was violated when law enforcement obtained the evidence.
3) The property they were accused of stealing is owned by the defendant.
4) The defendant had no intent to steal.
There should be no criminal charges if the prosecutor has insufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt though it may be hard to defend Grand Larceny. To have their grand larceny case reduced to a misdemeanor, or even dismissed, defendants with a clean criminal record and paying the full restitution amount have the greatest chance.
Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
When a person deliberately steals and drives off with a vehicle belonging to someone else is Grand Larceny of a motor vehicle according to NRS 205.228. Motor vehicle theft includes the following:
– While the owner is gone, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle by hotwiring.
– Stealing the vehicle with accessible keys.
– Driving off without payment though you agreed to buy the vehicle.
– A vehicle temporarily entrusted for work is stolen.
– Rental vehicle was failed to return.
Prosecuted as a category C felony which carries penalties of 1 to 5 years in Nevada State Prison, restitution for the value of the motor vehicle, and a fine up to $10,000 is for a first-time offense in motor vehicle Grand Larceny. With 1 to 6 years in Nevada State Prison, restitution for the value of the motor vehicle, and an additional fine up to $5,000, a second offense within a five-year period is prosecuted as a category B felony. It can be very difficult, and sufficient evidence is needed, though it is possible to get a motor vehicle theft charge reduced, or even dismissed.
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Grand larceny is a very serious criminal charge in Nevada and if you find yourself tangled in this situation you want Kajioka & Associates, Attorneys at Law for assistance. Call us today for a consultation and we can discuss your case.