Theft Crimes

Theft crimes in the state of Nevada can come with very serious penalties, including both prison time and major fines. Employers also have the option of rejecting your job application should they search your background history and find that you were convicted of theft crimes. Some of the penalties that a judge could impose for someone convicted of a theft crime including shoplifting in the state of Nevada could be given similar penalties regardless of whether the theft crimes were classified as petty larceny or grand larceny. In the case of petit larceny, which is a misdemeanor, it is possible to be sentenced with up to $1,000 in fines and/or up to six months in prison along with restitution. Prosecutors may be willing to dismiss a theft crime charge of petit larceny or reduce the charge to only require a fine as well as restitution without a prison sentence.

Theft Crimes Penalties


See Petit Larceny.

In regards to grand larceny, which is a theft crime of $650 or more, the penalties are much harsher. Think of this as petit larceny’s older brother who you do not want to mess with. The actual penalties will vary depending on how valuable item is.

It is a category C felony if the value ranges between $650 and $3,499.99. In this case, the penalties include restitution, one to five years in a Nevada state prison and possibly up to $10,000 in fines. However, this charge is upgraded to a category B felony in the state of Nevada if the value of the shoplifted item is at least $3,500. In this case, restitution, up to $10,000 in fines and 1 to 10 years in prison are imposed.
See Grand Larceny.

Similar to charges of larceny, burglary is a crime against property that factors in the location of the property; historically this was the victim’s dwelling. The law treats burglary harsher and includes a possible fine of $10,000 and between 1 to 15 years in prison if charged with the category B felony depending on whether or not the suspect had a deadly weapon.
See Burglary.

Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata to discuss your charges and possible defenses at 702-366-0891.