Reno Shoplifting Attorney
Charged with petit larceny in Nevada?
According to Nevada law § 205.240, a person commits petit larceny
(also known as shoplifting) when he or she “intentionally steals,
takes and carries away, leads away or drives away” the property
of another person with a value of less than $650. Shoplifting may not
seem as serious as other theft crimes, but the court system still deals
with petty theft sternly. If you have been charged with shoplifting, you
will need the guidance of an aggressive
Reno criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Kenneth A. Stover brings his vast experience to each case he takes on.
Call 775.502.1575 today to discuss your legal options.
Penalties for Shoplifting
Petit larceny is classified as a misdemeanor and carries a number of penalties.
Restitution: you will be asked to return or repay the value of what you stole
Incarceration: you will have to serve up to six months in jail
Fines: you could have to pay up to $1,000 in fines
A shoplifting conviction will show up on your criminal record, which can
negatively affect your ability to find work in the future. It doesn’t
matter how qualified you are or how polished your application is. Employers
will always hesitate to hire prospective employees with shoplifting arrests
on their records.
Put Your Case in Capable Hands
Shoplifting may seem like a small offense, but it can have lasting and
harmful effects on your future. Don’t risk leaving your case to
an unexperienced lawyer. Our
Reno theft crime attorney has more than 16 years of experience in criminal defense, handling a wide
range of larceny cases. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, our goal
is to have the charges against you reduced or to have the case dismissed
Contact us today to see if either of these options is possible for you.
free consultation to discuss your shoplifting case now!