Being charged with grand theft auto in Nevada involves allegations of serious criminal conduct. The experienced defense attorneys at The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm are here to fight these allegations and protect your rights.
Grand theft auto, sometimes called grand larceny of a vehicle, refers to stealing a car or other motor vehicle in Nevada. It is considered a felony. For the charge to apply, the prosecution must prove:
Nevada law distinguishes between grand and petty theft auto based on the vehicle’s value. Grand theft auto applies when the vehicle, including any accessories or contents, is worth $3,500 or more.
Skilled criminal defense lawyers can often build strong arguments against grand theft auto charges by showing:
You had consent to use the vehicle temporarily
You intended to return the vehicle and there was no intent to steal
You had a lawful claim or relationship giving you rights to the vehicle
Someone else was responsible for the theft
The value of the vehicle was miscalculated under the law
The attorneys at The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm have successfully defended clients against grand theft auto allegations in Nevada for years. We have the skills and resources to build the strongest defense possible if you have been charged with vehicle theft in the Las Vegas area. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Contact us online or call (702) 433-2889 for a free case evaluation today.
The charge depends on the value of the stolen vehicle and its contents. Grand theft auto applies when the total value exceeds $3,500. Petty theft auto involves vehicles worth less than $3,500. Grand theft is a felony while petty theft is a misdemeanor in Nevada.
Skilled lawyers can often raise reasonable doubt by showing:
The legal team at The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm leverages decades of experience to build aggressive defenses against grand theft auto charges in Nevada. Our track record includes:
Let our attorneys review the details of your theft case. We can apply our experience to create a customized defense geared toward the most favorable outcome possible.
Don’t wait to get experienced representation on your side. Reach out to The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm online or call (702) 433-2889 today to schedule your free consultation.
As former prosecutors, our attorneys use insight into the prosecution’s strategies to undermine their arguments. We thoroughly investigate to find inconsistencies and evidentiary weaknesses. Our team identifies witnesses and gathers exculpatory evidence to contradict the charges.
At the negotiation table, we leverage our strong relationships with prosecutors and judges to secure dismissal of charges when possible. If needed, we craft persuasive arguments explaining why a jury could not find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The skilled grand theft auto defense attorneys at The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm have a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for clients facing vehicle theft charges. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call us at (702) 433-2889 or contact us online today.
Grand theft auto involves stealing a motor vehicle worth $3,500 or more without the owner’s consent and with intent to permanently deprive them of it.
Grand theft auto applies to vehicles worth $3,500 or more, while petty theft auto covers vehicles worth less than $3,500.
Any motor vehicle including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, ATVs, construction equipment, etc.
You may be charged if there is evidence you took the vehicle without permission and intended to keep it indefinitely.
Consent to borrow the vehicle, lack of intent to steal, mistaken identity, and inaccurate valuation of the vehicle.
Up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Actual penalties depend on criminal history and specific case facts.
An experienced attorney can advise if a plea deal or trial is the better option after reviewing the evidence in your case. Do not accept or reject a plea deal without consulting a lawyer.
They will conduct an independent investigation, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, negotiate with the DA, and defend you in court if necessary.
Our attorneys have decades of experience specifically defending clients against auto theft charges in Nevada. We have a proven record of achieving dismissals, acquittals, and reduced charges.
Immediately contact our experienced criminal defense law firm online or call (702) 433-2889 for a free case evaluation and legal representation.
Arraignment – The first court appearance where charges are formally presented to the defendant.
Bail – Payment made to the court to allow the temporary release of a defendant awaiting trial.
Burden of proof – The responsibility of proving all elements of the charge, which lies with the prosecution.
Defendant – The person or party formally accused of committing the crime in a criminal case.
Expert witness – A witness qualified to give testimony based on scientific, technical, or specialized knowledge.
Felony – A serious criminal charge punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year.
Grand jury – A group of citizens who listen to testimony and decide if charges should be filed.
Intent – The mental aim, purpose, or knowledge with which an act is committed.
Misdemeanor – A minor criminal offense punishable by fines and jail time less than one year.
Motions – Requests made by the defense or prosecution asking the court to make a decision related to the case.
Penalties – The punishments prescribed for a criminal offense by statute.
Plea agreement – Agreement between the defendant and prosecutor where defendant pleads guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or sentence.
Probable cause – Reasonable grounds to make an arrest or charge someone with a crime based on facts.
Prosecution – The government lawyer who initiates and handles a criminal case against the defendant.
Restitution – Payment made to crime victims or repayment for stolen or damaged property.
Sentencing – The punishment decided on by the judge after conviction at trial or guilty plea.
Statute of limitations – The time period the prosecution has to charge someone with a crime after it occurs.
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Thank you for taking the time to review the information we have provided explaining grand theft auto charges in Nevada. I know facing allegations of vehicle theft can be extremely stressful. My dedicated team of criminal defense attorneys and I have successfully defended countless clients against accusations of auto theft in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
If you or a loved one have been charged with stealing a motor vehicle, I encourage you to contact The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. The sooner we get involved in your case, the more effectively we can conduct an investigation and build a strong defense tailored to the unique circumstances you are facing.
During the consultation, we will review the details of your particular situation, answer all of your questions, and discuss how we can aggressively fight the charges. Please call us at (702) 433-2889 whenever you are ready to get experienced legal representation on your side. I look forward to meeting with you.
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