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Reno Petty Theft Attorney

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Petty (petit) theft, also known as petty (petite) larceny, is defined by Nevada law as a crime where a person takes control of the property of another person with the intent to deprive that person of the property. Likewise, the theft usually involves stealing items worth less than $250 and typically involves shoplifting.

If you are accused of petty theft, you should take action as soon as possible to defend yourself. Talk to our skilled Reno theft crimes attorney about your case today. The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover can offer you more than 20 years of legal experience.

Get your case started by calling us at (775) 502-1575 or filling out our online form today.

Penalties

According to NRS 205.240, petty theft is a misdemeanor charge. If you are convicted of misdemeanor charges, you could face jail time for up to 6 months, a fine of up to $1,000, community service, or some combination of these options. Additionally, anyone who commits shoplifting in Nevada can be civilly liable to the store owner for the following:

  • Retail value of the merchandise
  • Damages between $100 and $250
  • Costs of bringing the civil lawsuit
  • Reasonable attorney’s fees

Likewise, if a potential employer sees a petty theft charge on your criminal record, he or she may be less likely to trust you as a prospective employee. If the cost of the item exceeds $250, you are likely to face a more severe penalty and a more serious charge.

Call Our Attorney About Your Case

Attorney Ken Stover is dedicated to standing up for the rights of his clients. As a former deputy district attorney, he understands how the opposition works and how to defend against it, because he has seen similar cases from both sides of the aisle. We know what is at stake if you are convicted of a crime. Many people with criminal records often find they have a harder time finding a job or locating housing because many landlords and employers run background checks on potential employees and tenants. Our Reno criminal defense lawyer can help defend your rights and your freedom. Let us see what we can do for you.

Contact us at (775) 502-1575 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today. We look forward to speaking with you.