Las Vegas Felony Overview

An Overview of Felonies in Nevada 

In Nevada, crimes can fall under one of two categories: misdemeanors or felonies. Felonies are the more serious of the two, because they generally consist of crimes against people rather than crimes against property. Those who are accused of felonies could face lifelong consequences if convicted of one of these crimes.

Felony crimes are broken down into four categories based upon severity. These four categories are:

*Category A-murder, first degree kidnapping, promoting child pornography and sexual assault
*Category B-assault with a deadly weapon, battery with intent to kill
*Category C-stalking, violating protective order
*Category D-involuntary manslaughter, arson
*Category E-gang related activities, child prostitution

The various categories of felonies all carry different penalties that can include jail sentences and fines. Certain offenses may be subject to minimum sentencing guidelines as well. Regardless of the sentence, those found guilty of a felony could lose their right to vote or carry a firearm for an extended period after being released.

All felony crimes are serious, and should be treated as such. For this reason, choosing the right criminal defense attorney is especially important. For more information, individuals can contact the Potter Law Firm in Las Vegas for a free consultation of their case.