Theft Crimes | Defense Lawyers

At The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm we provide skilled representation to individuals accused of petty theft crimes. Theft allegations can often be treated very seriously even though the accused never knowingly committed a crime. Our theft crimes attorneys handle allegations of theft in throughout Clark County and Nye County Court including Henderson, North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Pahrump and Clark County.

What crimes can be considered theft crimes in Nevada?

Theft crimes are generally defined as the unlawful taking of another person’s property without the owner’s consent and with the perpetrator’s intent to keep the personal property. There are different types of theft in Nevada including shoplifting, identify theft, fraud, car jacking, embezzlement, pick-pocketing, grand larceny, stealing a car and burglary.

What are the penalties for theft crimes in Nevada?

The penalties for petty theft often depend on the type of crime charged and the value of the personal property taken. For misdemeanors the fines can range up to $1,000 if you are convicted of a theft crime. You could also spend up to 6 months in jail and you may have to pay restitution to the person whose items were taken if you are convicted of a misdemeanor theft crime. For a theft crime felony conviction the penalties can be severe and can include 1 to 5 years in prison, payment of up to $10,000 in fines and restitution for the stolen items.

Why should I hire you for my theft case?

If you or someone you know is charged with a petty theft crime, it is important to get a lawyer that will fight for your rights and protect your future. At Rosenblum Law Offices our theft crime defense attorneys are committed to helping you through the defense of your case. We will investigate the allegations against you and complete a thorough analysis of your case to provide you the best possible outcome for your future. Call us today at (702) 433-2889.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common theft crimes charged in Nevada?

Some of the most common theft crimes we see are shoplifting, grand larceny, auto theft, identity theft, pickpocketing, embezzlement, and burglary. Any unlawful taking of someone’s property without consent and with intent to permanently deprive them of it could be a theft crime.

What are the different classifications of theft in Nevada?

In Nevada, theft is primarily separated into two classifications – petty theft and grand larceny:

  • Petty theft involves property valued under $1,200. This is usually charged as a misdemeanor.
  • Grand larceny refers to property theft valued at $1,200 or more. This is generally charged as a felony.

What are the penalties associated with different theft charges?

Penalties vary based on the classification and circumstances:

  • Petty theft misdemeanors may be punished by up to 6 months in jail and fines up to $1,000.
  • Grand larceny felonies can be punished by 1-5 years in prison, fines up to $10,000, and formal probation.
  • Restitution to compensate victims is common in theft cases.

What are some possible defenses in Nevada theft cases?

Some potential defenses we may explore include:

  • You did not intend to deprive the owner of the property permanently.
  • You reasonably believed you had permission to take the property.
  • Someone else committed the theft and falsely accused you.
  • The property’s value makes the charge excessive.
  • Important evidence was obtained illegally.

Why should someone hire you for a theft case versus a public defender?

Public defenders handle a high volume of cases and may not be able to devote as much time and resources to an individual case. We focus specifically on theft and theft-related cases and have developed expertise in defending these charges. This allows us to build the most vigorous defense explicitly focused on the details of your unique situation.

What should someone do if they have been charged with theft?

If you are facing theft charges, exercising your right to remain silent until you have legal counsel is critical. Be polite with authorities, but avoid volunteering any information. Hiring a lawyer experienced in theft cases as soon as possible is highly recommended to protect your rights. We provide free consultations to discuss your case and help you understand your defense options.

Further Reading

If you are facing criminal charges in Nevada, our website has a wealth of resources to help you understand your situation and legal options.

Start by learning about hiring criminal defense attorneys and your Miranda rights.

Get information on common felonies and charges like firearms and theft.

Learn how to build a winning defense.

If facing sex crime or shoplifting charges we  can help.

For drug and marijuana possession arrests, learn about laws and defense.

If your child was arrested, read about juvenile lawyers:  and charges.

Get info on warrants, traffic tickets, and solicitation.

Learn if you need a lawyer for misdemeanors and what happens at arraignments.

Finally, read about sealing records.