Robbery, a form of theft, is the taking of property from another individual. The taking of the property is done with force, intimidation, violence, or threat of force. In other words, the theft is done against the individual’s will and with force. It is a felony is Nevada.
What Is the Penalty for Robbery in Nevada?
Since it is a Category B felony in Nevada, the penalty for robbery is:
- Two to 15 years in prison
- $10,000 fine
- Both a fine and prison time
What If I Am Accused of Using a Deadly Weapon During the Robbery?
If you are accused of committing a robbery with a deadly weapon, also known as an armed robbery, then you will face a mandatory sentence enhancement. This is because committing a crime with the use of a deadly weapon will lead to a mandatory sentence enhancement in Nevada.
What Is a Deadly Weapon?
A deadly weapon refers to any type of firearm or other instrument specifically created to inflict serious bodily harm or death. Examples of deadly weapons include:
- Brass knuckles
- Billy clubs
What Is the Penalty Enhancement for Robbery with Use of a Deadly Weapon in Nevada?
A penalty enhancement is an additional punishment given to someone who has committed a crime in a manner that makes the crime more dangerous than usual. If a person is found guilty of committing robbery with a deadly weapon, they will face further punishment in addition to the sentence that they will receive for committing a robbery. The additional punishment will consist of:
- One to 15 years in prison
- $10,000 fine
- Fine and prison time
Can I Face Additional Charges If Someone Was Hurt During the Armed Robbery?
You may face additional criminal charges if people are hurt during an armed robbery where a deadly weapon was used. These additional criminal charges include:
- Illegal possession of a deadly weapon
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated battery
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You will likely need legal assistance to properly defend yourself against both the underlying crime and the penalty enhancement if you are facing a charge of committing a robbery with a deadly weapon. Contact a Nevada lawyer immediately to start working on a defense.