The state of Nevada imposes harsh penalties upon individuals who are considered to engage in terrorism. Terrorism offenses are defined in Chapter 202 of Title 15, which is the chapter of the state’s penal code that establishes the definitions of and penalties for crimes against public health and safety. There is a subcategory of Chapter 202 that specifically outlines the crimes considered to be terrorism and the penalties of each offense.
Terrorism is considered to be a very serious criminal offense and laws against terrorism are very strict in Nevada. If you have been accused of involvement with terrorism, you need an attorney who understands how to defend clients in these types of cases. You should call LV Criminal Defense for help as soon as possible.
Our experienced legal team has provided representation to many defendants accused of terrorism offenses and we can put our extensive experience with these difficult cases to work to help you fight accusations against you. Give us a call today to talk with Vegas criminal lawyers about the ways in which our firm can assist you as you develop a legal strategy for responding to potentially life-changing charges.
Within the subsection of Chapter 202 of Title 15, there are many different statutes defining behavior that can be considered terrorism and establishing specific penalties for terrorism-related offenses. One of the key statutes that is important to understanding what a prosecutor must prove in terrorism cases is Nevada Revised Statute section 202.4439. N.R.S. 202.4439 is the statute that defines terrorism for purposes of Nevada laws on terrorism.
According to N.R.S. 202.4439, a terrorist is defined as a person who intentionally commits an act of terrorism. A terrorist also includes a person who intentionally causes an act of terrorism to be committed, who aids an act of terrorism, who furthers an act of terrorism or who conceals an act of terrorism. A person who attempts to cause, aid, further, commit, or conceal an act of terrorism can also be considered to be a terrorist.
To determine if you fit the definition of terrorism, you also need to understand what an act of terrorism is. An act of terrorism is defined in N.R.S. 202.4415 to include any action involving the use, or the attempted use of, sabotage, coercion or violence that’s intended to cause death or great bodily harm to the general population or that is intended to cause substantial destruction, contamination, or impairment of buildings, infrastructure, natural resources, utilities, services, transportation, or the environment.
These definitions apply when determining if you can be found guilty of acts of terrorism under N.R.S. 202.445 or if you can be found guilty of other terrorism offenses defined in Chapter 202 of Title 15. N.R.S. 202.445 establishes specific acts of terrorism that are prohibited and defines penalties for violating Nevada’s law prohibiting acts of terrorism.
Under N.R.S. 202.445, it’s illegal to knowingly or intentionally commit acts of terrorism, cause acts of terrorism to be committed, further acts of terrorism, conspire to commit or conceal acts of terrorism, or engage in a variety of other behaviors related to acts of terrorism.
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If you have been accused of an act of terrorism or if you allegedly fit within the definition of terrorism under Nevada law, you could end up facing felony charges that result in a lengthy prison sentence and that impacts many aspects of your life if convicted.
LV Criminal Defense is prepared and ready to help you to fight felony charges so you can reduce the chances that your life will be impacted in materially adverse ways as a result of the accusation that you were involved in acts of terrorism. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today to talk with Nevada defense attorneys.