The crime of grand larceny (commonly referred to as grand theft) is a felony offense that carries some very severe consequences for people convicted of committing it. When a person is accused of grand larceny, the item that was allegedly stolen is usually something of considerable value.
Convictions for grand theft can result in lengthy prison sentences as well as enormous fines. Even after a person is released, the effect of having a felony theft offense on his or her criminal record can lead to numerous difficulties obtaining employment or housing, and certain convictions may result in deportation for immigrants or resident aliens.
Lawyer for Grand Theft Arrests in Las Vegas, NV
Do you think that you might be under investigation or were you already arrested in Clark County for allegedly committing grand larceny? You should not say anything to authorities without legal counsel. Contact Gallo Law Office right away.
James C. Gallo is a skilled criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas who represents clients accused of theft offenses in Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and many surrounding areas in southern Nevada. Call (702) 385-3131 today to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation that will allow our lawyer to provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.
Grand Larceny Charges in Nevada
Grand larceny is defined under Nevada Revised Statute § 205.220 as a person doing any of the following:
- Intentionally stealing, taking and carrying away, leading away or driving away personal goods or property, with a value of $650 or more, owned by another person; bedding, furniture or other property, with a value of $650 or more, which the person, as a lodger, is to use in or with his or her lodging and which is owned by another person; or real property, with a value of $650 or more, that the person has converted into personal property by severing it from real property owned by another person.
- Using a card or other device for automatically withdrawing or transferring money in a financial institution to obtain intentionally money to which the person knows he or she is not entitled.
- Intentionally stealing, taking and carrying away, leading away, driving away, or enticing away one or more head of livestock owned by another person; or one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds, with an aggregate value of $650 or more, owned by another person.
- With the intent to defraud, steal, appropriate or prevent identification, marking or branding, causing to be marked or branded, altering or defacing a mark or brand, or causing to be altered or defaced a mark or brand upon one or more head of livestock owned by another person; selling or purchasing the hide or carcass of one or more head of livestock owned by another person that has had a mark or brand cut out or obliterated; killing one or more head of livestock owned by another person but running at large, whether or not the livestock is marked or branded; or killing one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds, with an aggregate value of $650 or more, owned by another person but running at large, whether or not the animals or birds are marked or branded.
State law also has specific criminal offenses established for grand larceny of a firearm under Nevada Revised Statute § 205.226 and grand larceny of a motor vehicle under Nevada Revised Statute § 205.228/
Grand Theft Penalties in Las Vegas
The severity of the sentence that may be imposed for a grand larceny conviction depends on the value of type of property that was involved in the offense. Under Nevada Revised Statute § 205.222, if the value of the property involved in the grand theft crime is:
- Less than $3,500, the offense is a category C felony punishable by a minimum of one year, a maximum of five years in prison, a $10,000 maximum fine, and/or an order to pay restitution; or
- $3,500 or more, the offense is a category B felony punishable by a minimum of one year, a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 maximum fine, and/or an order to pay restitution.
The same values listed above also apply to cases involving grand larceny of a motor vehicle. If an alleged offender is accused of grand larceny of a firearm, however, all offenses—regardless of the firearm's value—are considered category B felony offenses punishable by a minimum of one year, a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 maximum fine, and/or an order to pay restitution.
Nevada Resources for Grand Larceny
Auto Theft | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) — Visit this section of the LVMPD website to learn about the agency's Auto Theft Detail and VIPER squads that investigate grand larceny auto theft cases. You can also find several tips to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of auto theft.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Las Vegas Crime Map — On CrimeMapping.com, you can view an interactive map of Las Vegas that includes information about recent crime activity in local neighborhoods. You can select which types of crimes are displayed on the map. Display options include burglary, motor vehicle theft, robbery offenses, and theft or larceny offenses.
Gallo Law Office | Las Vegas Grand Theft Lawyer
If you were arrested or think that you could be under investigation for an alleged grand larceny offense, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation before making any kind of statement to authorities. Gallo Law Office aggressively defends clients throughout southern Nevada, including such areas as Henderson, Boulder City, and North Las Vegas.
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney James C. Gallo works tirelessly to get grand theft charges reduced or dismissed. You can have him review your case and discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation as soon as you call (702) 385-3131 or submit an online contact form.