Vegas Defense Attorney Explains Bomb Threat Law

Nevada strictly prohibits behaviors that are considered to be dangerous to the general public. Crimes against public health and safety are defined in Chapter 202 of Title 15 and penalties are imposed for each offense within this section of the state’s code. Different kinds of crimes against public safety are divided into different categories of Chapter 202, with one entire subcategory specifically related to bomb threats and explosives.

If you have been accused of making a bomb threat or other prohibited conduct in connection with explosives, you need to take the accusations seriously because you could face harsh penalties if convicted. Getting the right legal help from a compassionate and knowledgeable Vegas criminal defense lawyer is key to protecting your future. LV Criminal Defense is here to help.

Our legal team can help you to understand the nature of the charges you are facing and can provide assistance fighting the accusations against you so you can maximize the chances of acquittal or the best possible plea deal if you decide to admit guilt. To find out more about the assistance we can offer when you’ve been accused of bomb threats, crimes involving explosives, or other offenses made illegal under Chapter 202, give us a call today.

Nevada Revised Statute Section 202.840: Bomb Threats Prohibited

The Nevada statute that prohibits bomb threats is Nevada Revised Statute section 202.840. N.R.S. 202.840 prohibits using the mail, the telephone, written notes, the telegraph, radio broadcasts, or any other means of communication to send an illegal bomb threat.

The statute prohibits using any of these means of communication to willfully make a threat concerning an attempt, or an alleged attempt, that is being made to kill, injure, or intimidate any person or to unlawfully damage or destroy any building, vehicle, aircraft, real property, or personal property using explosives, bombs, spring traps, or other mechanisms that are commonly considered to be dangerous to human life, limb, or safety.

The statute also prohibits making use of any of these means of communication to maliciously convey false information, with knowledge that the information is false, about an attempt or alleged attempt to kill, injure, or intimate people or to damage any property by means of an explosive, bomb, spring trap, or other device that is dangerous to human life, limb, or safety.

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If you violate the laws in N.R.S. 202.840 by willfully making a threat or by maliciously conveying false information about the threat of a bomb or other device that is dangerous to people, you could be charged with a category B felony offense. The punishment for a category B felony offense under N.R.S. 202.840 is a minimum prison term of at least one year and a maximum prison term of up to six years. You can also be fined as much as $5,000 in addition to the prison sentence that you could face if you are convicted of making a bomb threat.

Because you face the potential for a minimum term of imprisonment if you have been convicted of this offense, it can be especially important to do everything possible to avoid conviction since there is little opportunity for leniency after a guilty verdict even if there are mitigating circumstances in your particular case.

Contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been accused of violating N.R.S. 202.840 by making a bomb threat, it is important that you get the right legal help to fight the serious accusations against you. LV Criminal Defense can provide you with representation and advice as you fight felony charges that could lead to a lengthy prison sentence. To find out more about how our Vegas criminal defense attorneys can help you to develop a strategic response to serious charges that could change your life, give us a call today.

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