Reno Petty Theft Attorney
Let Us Help You Mount a Solid Defense
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
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.
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.