Nevada has strict laws prohibiting various types of behaviors that the state considers to be dangerous. The laws related to crimes against public health and safety are found in Chapter 202 of Nevada’s penal code, which is found in Title 15. Crimes are divided into subcategories within Chapter 202 based on the nature of the offense that presents a risk to the public.
One subcategory of offenses that has been made illegal within Chapter 202 is offenses related to explosives and to bomb threats. While there are some lawful uses of explosives, and lawful reasons to ship or transport explosives, there are also many illegal reasons to possess explosives. The subcategory of Chapter 202 related to explosives both establishes when it is permissible to transport or receive explosive devices as well as when it is a crime to become involved with the transport or receipt of these devices.
If you have been accused of unlawful behavior in connection with the transport or receipt of explosives, you need to get legal help from a Vegas criminal defense lawyer who understands these types of cases and who can help you to develop a sound legal strategy. Crimes related to explosives are taken very seriously under the law in Nevada and your future hangs in the balance once you have been accused of wrongdoing.
You need to get the right legal help from a qualified and dedicated criminal attorney who knows the provisions of Chapter 202 inside and out and who can help you to fight for your freedom. LV Criminal Defense is here to help. We will work hard to help you to get acquitted or to negotiate the most favorable plea agreement possible that is likely to result in reduced penalties or lesser charges.
To find out more about how our firm can provide you with help in connection with crimes related to explosives or other offenses made illegal under Chapter 202, give us a call today.
Nevada has many different statutes related to explosives, but it is Nevada Revised Statute section 202.780 that prohibits the transportation or receipt of explosives for unlawful purposes.
According to N.R.S. 202.780, it is illegal to transport or to receive explosives anywhere within Nevada if you have knowledge that the explosives will be used to kill, injure, or intimate a person. It’s also unlawful to transport or receive explosives if you know that the explosives will be used to damage or destroy a vehicle, building, or real property.
Not only is it illegal to receive or transport explosives with the knowledge the explosives will be used to kill, injure, intimidate, or damage property but it is also illegal to transport or receive explosives with the intent that the explosives be used for any of these unlawful purposes. To secure a conviction, this means the prosecutor must prove either knowledge or intent.
If the prosecutor proves a case against you, the penalties will vary depending upon the circumstances. The offense is always a category B felony, but the punishment is harsher if someone is hurt. If no substantial bodily harm occurs as a result of your involvement with the explosives, you could face a minimum of two years imprisonment and a maximum of 10 years imprisonment as well as a fine between $2,000 and $10,000.
If someone suffers substantial bodily harm because of explosives you were involved in transporting or receiving, you could be facing a minimum of two years imprisonment and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment as well as a fine between $2,000 and $20,000.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Crimes related to the unlawful transport or receipt of explosives are very serious. LV Criminal Defense can help you to fight felony charges with the goal of avoiding or reducing penalties. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.