“Grand Larceny (Theft) Laws” in Las Vegas Nevada
Nevada law defines Grand Larceny as intentionally stealing the property of another person worth $1,200 or more. The offense of ” petit (petty), larceny would apply if the property stolen is less than $1200.00
Stealing is the act of taking property from another person or entity without their permission. The following are common Grand Larceny Nevada scenarios:
- Shoplifting – Taking money or goods from stores
- Using an ATM to withdraw money from another person’s bank account without their permission
- Theft of furniture or other items from a hotel room or
- Stealing farm animals from someone else
Prosecutors can use many methods to determine if the property is worth $1,200 or more. They might look at:
- Price tags
- Current market value and/or
- Expert testimony
The penalty for Grand Larceny Nevada is determined by the property the defendant was accused to have taken:
|The Value of stolen property||Grand larceny is punishable|
|From $1,200 to not more than $5,000||Category D felony
|From $5,000 to not more than $25,000||Category C felony
|$25,000 to not more than $100,000||Category B felony
|$100,000 and more||Category B felony
Violation of NRS 205.220 constitutes a felony. Defendants who are convicted must wait a minimum of 5 years to have their criminal records sealed.
Possible Grand Larceny Nevada defense strategies which could result in charges being dropped or reduced are:
- The property belonged to the defendant.
- The defendant did not intend to steal.
- The property was valued at less than $1,200 and/or
- In violation of Nevada’s search-and-seize laws, the police obtained evidence
Criminal charges should be dropped as long as there is not enough evidence to support guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.