Penalties for Home Invasion?

Penalties for Home Invasions

Penalties for Home Invasions

Home Invasion Convictions Carry Serious Consequences

Justin Tave was recently arrested in Las Vegas by U.S. Marshals. They had a warrant that charged Tave with a home invasion in a small Texas town about 90 miles outside of Dallas.

Tave is likely well on his way back to Texas to face those charges by now. However, Nevada also has laws against home invasion robberies. Defined under NRS 205.067, home invasion is the act of forcibly entering an inhabited dwelling without receiving permission from the owner. The owner or occupant does not have to be present at the time of the break in. It’s important to understand the distinction that NRS 205.067 makes of “inhabited dwellings.” This particular law does not apply to commercial or industrial properties or even to abandoned structures. Instead, it is reserved for any structure where a person resides, which may include a house, apartment, boat, trailer or other building designed for residential purposes.

Thus, home invasion is not necessarily the same crime as burglary, which may be committed in virtually any structure or vehicle. Similarly, home invasion is not necessarily the same crime as robbery, as robbery requires that the victim be present for the crime.

If you have been charged under NRS 205.067, then you need the hard-working Nevada criminal defense attorneys at the Potter Law Offices to review your case. A home invasion conviction can have far-reaching consequences, ranging from spending up to 10 to 15 years in prison and making it difficult for you find employment for the rest of your life. A criminal lawyer may get the charges against you reduced or dropped.