Nevada Misdemeanor and Felony Penalties

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What Happens If I Am Convicted of a Crime?

If a person is convicted of a criminal act, they face a wide range of penalties. These penalties depend on the exact crime, circumstances of the case, and a person’s prior criminal record. In Nevada, anyone convicted of a crime will face a criminal punishment, such as incarceration, a fine, and/or probation.

What Is a Felony?

A felony charge is a more serious criminal charge. Punishment for a felony often includes time in prison, parole, probation, and/or extensive fines.

What Are the Felony Classifications in Nevada?

The state has five felony classifications, each with their own form of punishment:

What Is a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal offense where a person may be punished with fines and/or jail time of a year or less.

What Categories Does Nevada Have for Misdemeanor Offenses?

Nevada has two types of criminal misdemeanors:

What Is the Punishment for a Misdemeanor in Nevada?

A regular misdemeanor is the lowest type of crime punishable under Nevada law. A person convicted of this type of misdemeanor will receive:

What Is the Punishment for a Gross Misdemeanor in Nevada?

A gross misdemeanor is slightly more serious than a misdemeanor, but less serious than a felony. A person convicted of a gross misdemeanor will face:

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Criminal Charge?

Being convicted of a crime in Nevada will leave you not only with a punishment but also with a criminal record. Contact a criminal lawyer in Nevada if you are charged with any type of crime to see how you can defend yourself against the charge.

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Last Modified: 10-06-2016 12:05 PM PDT

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