Robbery Lawyers in Las Vegas
Robbery is a serious crime in Nevada, because it is a crime against a person, not just property. With robbery, the defendant is using force, violence, or fear to take property away from the victim, unlike larceny where no force is used and the victim is not aware of it. This is why it is a crime against a person and carries harsher penalties.
Nevada’s definition of robbery is also much broader than it was at common law. Nevada’s legal definitions is “the unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person’s presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her family, or of anyone in his or her company at the time of the robbery.”
As you can see, Nevada’s definition covers future threats, even against the property belonging to different people. Robbery in the state of Nevada covers much more than a mugging at gun point.
The penalty for robbery is a category B felony and carries a minimum 2 years and a maximum sentence not more than 15 years. The use of a deadly weapon will also increase your sentence from 1 to 20 years, but it shall not exceed the original sentence imposed and it will run consecutively with the robbery sentence. Depending on your case, one can be faced with serious prison time.
Defending a charge of robbery may vary depending on the facts, but robbery is a serious charge that should not be taken lightly. Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata to schedule a free consultation for your robbery charges at 702-366-0891.