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
- 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.
Don’t hesitate to retain counsel and fight back against your weapons
Contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover online today.
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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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