Burglary Lawyer in Las Vegas

In Nevada, Burglary Involves more than just Breaking and Entering

Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 205.060 defines burglary as a crime against property. It happens whenever an individual enters a structure or vehicle with the intent to commit certain crimes, (including larceny, assault, battery), or to obtain money or property by false pretenses. Using force to enter is not required, nor is the actual taking of property.

Burglary is a Category B felony, which is punishable by a minimum of one year in state prison, or a maximum of up to ten years. Individuals can also be assessed a fine of up to $10,000 in addition to this jail term. Those with a previous conviction may not receive probation or a suspended sentence.

Arrests for burglary are sometimes based on eyewitness testimony, which may or may not be accurate. Faulty forensics is another reason why innocent people could be charged with the crime of burglary. Stolen property could even be planted on another in an effort to frame someone for a crime.

Those who have been accused of burglary should act quickly to preserve their rights. One way of doing this is by contacting the Potter Law Firm in Las Vegas for a free consultation of your case. Call 702-385-1954 to find out more.