Nevada law prohibits behaviors that are considered dangerous to the public. Chapter 202 of Title 15 is the chapter that defines crimes against public health and safety. Within this chapter is a subsection related to terrorism offenses.
Terrorism is taken very seriously by Nevada law, and there are stringent penalties imposed upon any individuals who have any type of involvement with terrorism. You need to respond aggressively if you are accused of an act that is considered terrorism and you need to work with a Vegas defense attorney who understands how to fight against accusations of terrorism.
LV Criminal Defense knows the provisions of Chapter 202 inside and out and our legal team has experience providing representation to individuals accused of offenses related to terrorism. We can help you to understand what prosecutors must prove in connection to terrorism crimes and we can work with you to fight the charges you are facing. Whether this includes trying for acquittal or taking steps to negotiate a favorable plea agreement to reduce charges or lessen penalties, we are prepared and ready to help you in court and out of it.
To find out more about how our firm can help you to fight accusations against you related to terrorism give us a call today. Our Nevada defense attorneys will get to work on a personalized defense plan specific to the charges you are facing and the evidence against you.
Within the terrorism subsection of Chapter 202, there are specific definitions that apply to determine if you violated any Nevada laws. One such definition is found in Nevada Revised Statute section 202.4415. According to N.R.S. 202.4415, an act of terrorism is any action that involves the use of sabotage, coercion or violence or that involves the attempted use of sabotage, coercion, or violence, with the intent to:
• Cause substantial bodily harm to the general population
• Cause death to the general population
• Cause substantial destruction, contamination, or impairment of any building or infrastructure
• Cause substantial destruction, contamination, or impairment of any natural resource
• Cause substantial destruction, contamination, or impairment of the environment
• Cause substantial destruction, contamination, or impairment of any communications, transportation, utilities, or services
However, the statute also makes clear that the definition of coercion for purposes of N.R.S. 202.4415 does not include acts of civil disobedience.
This definition is important because other statutes within the terrorism subsection of Chapter 202 impose penalties for acts of terrorism. For example, N.R.S. 202.445 stipulates that no person should commit acts of terrorism, cause acts of terrorism, provide material support for acts of terrorism, or aid terrorists involved in acts of terrorism.
The offense of involvement with acts of terrorism is a Category A felony, according to N.R.S. 202.445. The specific penalties that can occur as a result of conviction for committing an act of terrorism will vary depending upon the circumstances. For example, knowingly or intentionally committing or causing an act of terrorism could result in imprisonment with or without the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning after a designated period of time.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
A Vegas criminal defense lawyer can provide assistance in fighting against accusations that you were involved with an act of terrorism. Our firm has extensive experience handling cases involving alleged violations of Chapter 202 and we know how prosecutors pursue claims against individuals accused of terrorism offenses.
We can help you to develop a sound legal strategy aimed at reducing or avoiding the chances of conviction and aimed at emerging from your involvement with the criminal justice system facing the minimum of penalties or consequences. To find out more about how our firm can provide personalized advice to you, give us a call today.