Larceny is the unlawful taking and carrying away of property of another individual done with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. The unlawful taking is done without the individual’s consent. The crime becomes grand larceny when the stolen property is worth a lot of money.
How Is Grand Larceny Defined in Nevada?
In Nevada, grand larceny is defined as the intentional stealing, taking and carrying away from another person:
- Property or goods valued at more than $650
- Real property valued at more than $650 that a person converted into personal property
- Property, furniture, or bedding valued at more than $650 in which a person used as
- One or more domesticated animals or birds valued at more than $650
- One or more head of livestock
Can Grand Larceny Charge Result from Stealing a Credit Card?
Yes because it is also grand larceny if a person steals, entices away, leads away, or takes a card or device used for transferring or withdrawing money from a bank. This is because the person is not entitled to obtain or have control over the money that is attached to the card.
What Is the Criminal Sentence for a Grand Theft Conviction?
The specific sentence depends on the value of the property. If the property is valued from $650 to $3,500, it is a category C felony. The punishment for a category C felony is:
- Two to five years in prison
- $10,000 fine
- Fine and prison time
It is a category B felony if the property is valued at more than $3,500, which is punishable by:
- One to 10 years in prison
- $10,000 fine
- Prison time and fine
Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer for My Case?
Having good legal representation is essential if you wish to avoid a harsh penalty. Working with a Nevada criminal lawyer can mean the difference between a long prison sentence for a conviction or a dropped or reduced larceny charge.