The very name of petit larceny implies a criminal offense that is small in nature. Convictions for petit theft, however, can carry some very serious long-term consequences.
Future employers or landlords may immediately reject people who have petit larceny convictions on their criminal records. When a person is charged with this crime, it is critical not to take the allegations lightly.
Lawyer for Petit Theft Arrests in Las Vegas, NV
If you were arrested in Clark County for alleged petit larceny, it will be in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation for help achieving the most favorable outcome to your case. Gallo Law Office aggressively defends residents of visitors to numerous areas in southern Nevada, including North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney James C. Gallo fights to get theft charges significantly reduced or completely dismissed. You can have him provide a full evaluation of your case as soon as you call (702) 385-3131 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Petit Larceny Charges in Nevada
Under Nevada Revised Statute § 205.240, a person commits petit larceny if he or she intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away or drives away any of the following:
- Personal goods or property, with a value of less than $650, owned by another person;
- Bedding, furniture or other property, with a value of less than $650, 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 less than $650, that the person has converted into personal property by severing it from real property owned by another person.
An alleged offender can also be charged with petit theft if he or she intentionally steals, takes and carries away, leads away, drives away or entices away one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds, with an aggregate value of less than $650, owned by another person.
Petit Theft Penalties in Las Vegas
Petit larceny is classified as a misdemeanor offense. Alleged offenders who are convicted of this crime may be sentenced to any combination of the following:
- Up to six months in jail;
- A fine of up to $1,000; and/or
- Restitution to alleged victim.
In order to overcome charges of petit theft, alleged offenders will want to make sure that they are represented by a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can make it difficult for a prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there was an intent to steal and permanently deprive another person of the property in question. Some of the common defenses in these cases may include accidental taking of property or misunderstandings or disputes about ownership.
Nevada Petit Larceny Resources
Filing a Report with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) — Visit this website to learn how you can learn how to file an Incident Crime Report (ICR) with the LVMPD if you have been the victim of petit larceny. You can file a report online, in person, at an area command, or by telephone. It does not cost anything to file a report.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Stolen 911 — Stolen 911 is a website that allows people to post stolen property and share their listings on social media. Posted items are indexed by all the major search engines including Google and Bing. Stolen 911 also has a custom Google Search that allows users to try and find their stolen property if it is listed on Craigslist in another area.
Gallo Law Office | Las Vegas Petit Theft Lawyer
Were you arrested or do you believe that you may be under investigation for allegedly committing petit larceny in Clark County? Do not make any kind of statement to authorities until you have first contacted Gallo Law Office.
James C. Gallo is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas who represents clients in Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and many surrounding communities in southern Nevada. Call (702) 385-3131 or complete an online contact form right now to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our lawyer review your case and help you understand your legal options.