One man is accused of robbing a Domino’s near UNLV on May 13. Police say that the suspect brandished a handgun before telling store employees to empty out the cash register. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
Based on Nevada’s robbery laws, which are defined in NRS 200.380, the suspect could be looking at some fairly heavy penalties. This law defines armed robbery as the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a theft crime. The weapon could be a knife or a gun, and it isn’t necessary for the alleged perpetrator to actually use the weapon or to injure someone with it. Simply having it in their possession and showing it may be enough for the police to bring charges.
A skilled Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can use several defenses to assist a client who is facing these charges. It may be that the prosecution cannot prove that the defendant used force, violence or fear in the commission of the crime. Perhaps the victim or victims are mistaken about the identity of the robber or maybe the allegations are false. A capable Nevada defense lawyer can make all of these arguments in defense of their client.
Contact the Potter Law Offices today for competent legal defense services.