Las Vegas Shoplifting Lawyer

Nevada Shoplifting Penalties 

Nevada courts have a history of regarding the violation of shoplifting laws under NRS 205.220 and NRS 205.240 very seriously. If you’ve been charged with violating Nevada’s shoplifting laws, you should take it seriously too.

Individuals accused of shoplifting goods worth less than $650 may be charged with a misdemeanor that is punishable by fines of up to $1,000 and as many as six months in jail. They may also be required to pay restitution to the store owner.

Someone accused of stealing items worth more than $650 but less than $3,500 may find themselves charged with a Category C felony. A potential prison term could be as long as five years. Fines may add up to an amount close to $10,000, and the accused may have to make restitution.

For more expensive goods, the penalties only get stiffer. Ten years in prison, $10,000 fines and restitution make being accused of this crime particularly unappealing.

Even after fines are paid, jail terms are served and restitution is made, a history of shoplifting seems to follow people. Some people have been passed up for employment based on a shoplifting conviction. Seek out a Nevada criminal defense attorney to protect your rights when you’ve been accused of shoplifting.