Theft Crimes in the State of Nevada
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Burglary, also known as “breaking and entering,” is legally
defined as entering a home, business, structure, vehicle, plane, or railcar
with the intent to steal, commit
assault or battery on any person, commit any felony, or obtain money or property
by false pretenses (NRS 205.060). Therefore, while burglary is often considered
a theft crime, you don’t actually have to steal anything to be convicted.
If you have been charged with burglary, you do not have to face your burglary
charges alone. The Law offices of Kenneth A. Stover features an award-winning
Reno criminal defense lawyer. With more than 20 years of experience, Attorney Kenneth Stover knows
the importance of confronting your charges with an aggressive and thorough defense.
If you are facing burglary charges, contact the skilled Reno
theft crime attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover at (775) 502-1575 today
to retain award-winning legal counsel for your case.
Penalties for Burglary in Nevada
Consequences for being found guilty of burglary can vary with the circumstances
of your crime. For example, if the crime involves a deadly weapon or injured
victims, the penalties increase and the classification of your charge
may be raised. Simple burglary is considered a “Category B Felony.”
Penalties for burglary in Nevada can include:
- One year minimum prison term
- Fine of up to $10,000
- Permanent criminal record
- Restitution to victims (if theft occurred)
The key to a burglary conviction is the intent to commit a crime. If you
enter a premises with the intent to commit one of the aforementioned offenses,
and that intent is proven in a court of law, you can be exposed to these
significant criminal penalties. Likewise, you do not need to actually
break into a structure to commit burglary—the door or window could
be unlocked or left wide open and you still could be charged. These broad
legal definitions often mean that the accused have been wrongly classified
as burglars when simple trespassing or a misunderstanding is actually the case.
Ready to start exploring your defense options with our Reno theft crime
attorney? Request a free initial
case evaluation from The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today.