In Nevada and throughout the United States, some of the criminal conduct that results in the greatest condemnation and the harshest punishments involve conduct related to terrorism. The law takes terrorism offenses very seriously and mere accusations that you are involved with any type of terrorism could put you at risk of damage to your reputation as well as serious criminal penalties.
You need to make sure you are not accused of prohibited acts of terrorism by understanding the law and working within it. If you have been accused of acts of terrorism, LV Criminal Defense can help. Our experienced legal team can work closely with you to identify the specific nature of the charges you are facing, the elements of the crime the prosecutor must prove, and the likelihood of conviction.
We can help you to identify the right legal strategy given the specifics of the evidence against you and can assist in implementing a response to charges aimed at reducing conviction or lessening penalties. To find out more about how Nevada criminal defense attorneys at LV Criminal Defense can help you to fight charges of terrorism, give us a call today.
Terrorism offenses are defined in Title 15, Chapter 202, which is the chapter of Nevada’s code that defines crimes against public health and safety. There is a subcategory in Chapter 202 for terrorism related offenses and within this subcategory, N.R.S. 202.445 defines acts of terrorism and attempted acts of terrorism. N.R.S. 202.445 also establishes what exactly the penalties are for a defendant who has been convicted of an act of terrorism.
According to N.R.S. 202.445, it is prohibited to knowingly or intentionally commit an act of terrorism, to knowingly or intentionally cause an act of terrorism, or to attempt to commit or cause an act of terrorism. It’s also against the law in Nevada to conceal an act of terrorism, to provide aid in an act of terrorism, or to attempt to conceal or aid an act of terrorism.
N.R.S. 202.445 also prohibits assisting, soliciting, or conspiring with others to commit, cause, further, aid, or conceal acts of terrorism or to provide material support with the intent that the support be used in whole or in part to commit an act of terrorism, cause an act of terrorism, conceal an act of terrorism, or aid a terrorist in any way.
A violation of N.R.S. 202.445 is a category A felony with the potential for life imprisonment if you commit an act of terrorism or is a category A felony with slightly less serious penalties if you aid or conspire to assist someone in an act of terrorism or to further an act of terrorism.
Penalties for committing, or causing to be committed, an act of terrorism could include life imprisonment without parole, life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 20 years, or imprisonment for a definite term of 50 years with eligibility for parole after 20 years have been served. A defendant could also be fined between $50,000 and $100,000.
Penalties for assisting or conspiring to commit an act of terrorism include the potential for imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 10 years or imprisonment for 25 years with eligibility for parole beginning after 10 years. A fine of between $25,000 and $50,000 can be imposed.
The court may also order that a person who violates N.R.S. 202.445 pay restitution to victims injured as a result of his conduct.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
A Nevada criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide representation if you have been accused of acts of terrorism. To find out how our firm can help you to fight charges related to acts of terrorism, give us a call today.