If you have been charged with burglary, robbery, theft or any property-related crime, you need experienced legal representation.
The Las Vegas theft crime lawyers of Bellon & Maningo, Ltd. represent clients who have been charged with a wide range of crimes related to property, from shoplifting to destruction of property to burglary to auto theft. Contact a skilled Henderson, Nevada, burglary attorney today.
A property crime is one that involves material possessions rather than people. Many property crimes result in multiple charges for the same action. Property crime charges may include:
- Theft: Theft of property under $250 is a misdemeanor. Theft of property valuing $250 – $2,500 is a class C felony, with prison sentences ranging from one to five years. Theft of property valuing $2,500 or more is a class B felony, with prison sentences ranging from one to 10 years. Grand larceny of property valuing less than $2,500 is a class C felony, with prison sentences ranging from one to five years. Grand larceny of property valuing $2,500 or more is a class B felony, with prison sentences ranging from one to 10 years. Grand larceny with a firearm is a class B felony, with prison sentences ranging from one to 10 years.
- Robbery: When force or the threat of force is used to take something that belongs to another, a robbery has occurred. Robbery with the use of deadly weapon is a common charge.
- Burglary: Entering a property with the intent to commit a crime is the definition of burglary in Nevada. Burglary can be charged whether you went into a convenience store and shoplifted a pack of gum or if you entered a casino and tried to cash a forged check.
The identity of the suspect is often an issue in property crimes. If the defendant cannot be positively identified, the prosecution’s case is weakened significantly. Bellon & Maningo may file a motion for discovery to obtain police logs, records of photo line ups or in-custody line-ups, statements from witnesses or video surveillance tapes that may — or may not — identify the perpetrator of the crime.