Robbery or Larceny?

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Las Vegas police are on the hunt for a suspect who robbed three local gas stations. The robberies happened in quick succession in the early hours of August 26. In an effort to conceal his identity, the suspect wore a clown mask.

According to Nevada law, robbery occurs when a person deprives someone else of property by force or violence. Persons accused of robbery are typically charged under NRS 200.380. The media reports about the robber in the clown mask don’t provide details about whether or not a weapon was used. If a weapon was involved, the robber might be looking at double the usual two to 15 year prison sentence.

Nevada law does not consider robbery to be the same crime as larceny. That’s because larceny does not involve violence or threats of violence. Accordingly, larceny might involve a crime like pickpocketing, which is governed by NRS 205.270. In cases where the stolen item was worth less than $3,500, the convicted individual may be looking at between one and five years in prison and the possibility of as much as $10,000 in fines.

If you have been charged with robbery under NRS 200.380 or with larceny under NRS 205.270, then you need the Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at the Potter Law Offices working for you. With their experience and dedication to justice they are always willing to go the extra mile for clients. You don’t have to face Nevada criminal charges alone. Hire the committed, aggressive practitioners at the Potter Law Offices today so they can defend your interests in court.