Grand Theft

Arrested for Grand Theft

Grand theft is legally known as Grand Larceny. In Nevada the charge is defined as “intentionally stealing, taking and carrying away, leading away or driving away” property owned by another person without their consent and when the property is valued at $650 or more.

The majority of grand theft cases stem from the following scenarios:

  • taking money or property from a store (shoplifting) i.e. jewelry, cash, electronics
  • using an ATM to withdraw money that’s not yours
  • stealing furniture or other articles from a hotel room where the defendant is staying, and
  • stealing someone else’s pets or farm animals

Because it is a felony, a conviction carries high fines and prison time. And future employers may decide not to hire you if they find it on your background check.

HOW MUCH TIME CAN I GET FOR A GRAND LARCENY CHARGE?

Penalties for violating grand larceny in Nevada depend on the value of the allegedly stolen property.

If the worth of the property is at least $650 but less than $3,500, grand larceny is a category C felony in Nevada. The sentence carries:

  • restitution of the items allegedly stolen, and
  • one to five years in Nevada State Prison and maybe a fine of up to $10,000

But if the value of the property is $3,500 or more, grand larceny is a category B felony in Nevada. The punishment includes:

  • restitution of the items allegedly stolen, and
  • one to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

EXPERIENCED GRAND THEFT ATTORNEY

If you have been arrested for or charged with grand theft (grand larceny), seek the counsel of a Reno criminal defense attorney with experience fighting Nevada grand theft cases. Attorney Lee Hotchkin at Reno Nevada Law has successfully defended hundreds of similar cases.

There are numerous defenses to grand theft, including the property was yours, you did not mean to steal, or the property was worth less than $650. Lee knows all the defenses and can help you get the charges dismissed and can help you get the charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.

If you have been arrested for grand theft or grand larceny, you deserve an experienced criminal defense attorney who will personally handle your case. Call Reno Nevada Law attorney Lee Hotchkin (775) 786-5791 – it’s what we do!