Habitual Criminals Face Serious Penalties

Man-JailWhat does it mean to be a habitual criminal? It means different things in different states. In Nevada NRS 207.010 defines what it means to be a habitual criminal.

NRS 207.010 is rather like a three strikes and you’re out law. Essentially, a person who is convicted of a felony while they already have two felonies on their record may be subject to a sentence of life in prison. In fact, if you’re convicted of a third felony, that in itself is considered a crime and may mean that you are subject to additional penalties over and above those that pertain to the actual crime you are accused of committing.

Habitual felons, which are defined under NRS 207.012, are those people who are convicted of three felonies that may include murder, soliciting someone to commit murder, kidnapping, robbery, arson, human trafficking and a host of other crimes. Three convictions for these felonies may result in a life sentence in prison.

There is also a law for habitual fraudulent felons. NRS 207.014 pertains specifically to people who are convicted of three or more fraudulent crimes, and may carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Facing charges under these laws is particularly serious. Having a competent, experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney at your side is essential as your day in court draws near. Contact the attorneys at the Potter Law Offices to schedule a consultation today. When you are facing habitual criminal charges, there is no time to lose.