Las Vegas is considered one of the cities in the U.S. with the highest number of cars stolen per capita each and every year. Since vehicle thefts have been a substantial issue for Las Vegas, the Clark County District Attorney punishes grand theft auto offenders with severe felony penalties.
If you have been charged with grand larceny of a motor vehicle in Nevada, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at Turco & Draskovich is ready to aggressively defend your rights, reputation, and freedom. We can investigate your arrest, examine all of the available evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and build a strong defense strategy just for you.
Grand larceny of a motor vehicle occurs when a person intentionally steals, takes and carries away, drives away or otherwise removes a car owned by another individual. In other words, auto theft encompasses any scenario where someone takes a vehicle that does not belong to him/her without permission.
The punishment for a conviction of this type of theft crime depends on the value of the vehicle in question. If the vehicle is worth $3,500 or more, grand theft auto is considered a category B felony that is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the vehicle is worth less than $3,500, it is considered a category C felony, which results in a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $1,000.
Stealing a car is a serious felony that carries lengthy prison sentences, high fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record that can ruin your personal and professional life. With more than 40 years of experience, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers understand what it takes to get your life back on track.
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