Battery and grand larceny are separate crimes in Nevada. However, one crime can influence the other crime. This is because punishment for a battery conviction is increased when the battery is committed in an effort to commit grand larceny.
What Is Battery?
Battery is the unlawful, intentional, and willful use of force against a victim without their permission. In the state of Nevada, battery is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000. Nevada also recognizes a number of aggravating circumstances that worsen the crime of battery and elevate it from a misdemeanor, including:
- Domestic violence
- Resulting in substantial injury
- Committed with a deadly weapon
- Committed during the commission of another crime
What Is Grand Larceny in Nevada?
Grand larceny is the intentional taking and carrying away of property belonging to another individual. This property includes:
- Personal property
- Real property converted into personal property, such as a plant that was ripped out of the ground
- Furniture or bedding used by a tenant occupying the location that it was taken from
- At least one domesticated bird or animal
- At least one head of livestock
What makes the crime grand larceny instead of petit larceny is that the value of the stolen property is at least $650.
What Is the Penalty for Grand Larceny in Nevada?
The penalty for grand theft ranges from one to 10 years in prison, depending on the value of the property. For example, if the property was valued at more than $3,500, then the defendant faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. A defendant also faces a fine of up to $10,000, and will likely be expected to pay restitution to the victim.
What Is Battery with the Intent to Commit Grand Larceny?
A person commits the crime of battery with intent to commit grand larceny when they engage in harmful contact to an individual. The harmful contact to the individual is done to in order to take and carry away property done with the intent to permanently deprive the victim of their property. The amount of the property the person attempts to take is valued at more than $650.
What Kind of Prison Sentence Will I Face If I Am Convicted of This Crime?
If you are convicted of battery with the intent to commit grand larceny, then you are convicted of committing a category B felony. A conviction of this felony carries a minimum of two years and a maximum of 10 years in prison. You may also be required to pay up to a $10,000 fine.
Can a Lawyer Help Me?
It is in your best interest to obtain legal representation if you are being charged with committing a battery with the intent to commit grand larceny. A Nevada criminal lawyer will help you with defending yourself against this felonious charge.