Weapons Theft Charges in Reno
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Theft crimes are heavily prosecuted in the state of Nevada, but stealing certain types of property can automatically elevate your charges to a much more serious level. Firearms are one such kind of property. Theft of a firearm in the state of Nevada is known as “Grand Larceny of a Firearm” and is automatically considered a felony crime.
By definition, Grand Larceny of a Firearm occurs when a perpetrator intentionally steals, takes, and carries away a firearm that is owned by another individual with the intent of depriving them of possession of that firearm. Regardless of whether or not the weapon stolen is a handgun, rifle, shotgun, semi-automatic weapon, or fully-automatic machine gun, this law still applies. Furthermore, if you steal more than one firearm at a time, you will face a separate charge for each individual weapon.
- Under NRS 205.226, this Grand Larceny of a Firearm carries the following penalties:
- Between one and ten years in Nevada State Prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Victim restitution
- Permanent criminal record
Stealing a firearm will also result in the court stripping your right to own a gun, and it can only be restored by a Nevada pardon for this crime. It cannot be restored through expungement or record sealing. Repeat offenders who are convicted may face additional charges for the crime of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, which itself can carry between one and six years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines in addition to penalties for the theft.
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When you are facing accusations of firearm theft, the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover can fight for you. For more than 25 years, Attorney Stover has dedicated his skill to the practice of criminal law, including serving as a former Special Prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney. Having seen criminal law from both sides of the aisle, he has the ability to represent you with a detailed and knowledgeable strategy developed based on his knowledge of how prosecutors will pursue your case.
Attorney Stover has earned numerous awards over his illustrious career, including an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Client Review Rating and Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®, being named one of the Premier 100 by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, and one of the 10 Best by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.
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