Robbery is the taking of property from another individual by the use of intimidation, force, or threat of force. A robbery committed with a weapon or gun is considered armed robbery. The latter has more serious penalties.
NRS 200.380 is the Nevada statute outlawing robbery. In Nevada, robbery is the unlawful taking of an individual’s personal property by means of:
What Will the State of Nevada Have to Prove to Convict Me of Robbery?
The state will have to prove the defendant used fear to:
No. The amount of force used to commit robbery is not important. It only matters that force is used to make a victim give over the property or to escape with the property.
No. A misdemeanor is usually reserved for minor crimes such as theft. The crime of theft is the taking of property of another with the purpose of permanently depriving them of the property. It does not involve the use of violence, force, or the threat of force to achieve the goal, which is what makes theft a lesser crime when compared to robbery. Thus, in Nevada, robbery is a Category B felony, not a misdemeanor.
The minimum criminal sentence in Nevada for robbery is:
Robbery is a felony, which means that a conviction of robbery comes with a loss of several rights in addition to a significant sentence. Contact a Nevada lawyer for help with your robbery charge.
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