Nevada has determined that certain types of behavior that presents a risk to the public should be against the law. The state of Nevada has criminalized unsafe conduct in Chapter 202 of Title 15, as this chapter is the part of Nevada’s penal code that defines crimes against public safety and health.
Within Chapter 202, different kinds of crimes that present a danger to public safety and health are grouped into different categories of offenses, including one category for miscellaneous crimes concerning public safety. The miscellaneous crimes deal with a wide variety of different kinds of risky behavior ranging from owning a dangerous dog to leaving a child unattended in a car. One of the types of behavior that is considered unlawful and is categorized within the subsection of chapter 202 on miscellaneous crimes against public safety is the act of placing lethal bait on public domain.
If you are accused of an offense related to placing lethal bait on public domain, it is important that you understand what this offense involves, what a prosecutor must prove to secure a conviction, and what you can do to defend yourself against charges. The best way to ensure you respond appropriately to defend yourself against serious charges is to get legal help from an experienced Las Vegas defense lawyer.
LV Criminal Defense is here to help. We have represented many defendants accused of crimes against public health and safety and we can put our knowledge and skill in court proceedings and in plea negotiations to work to help you respond to charges strategically. Give us a call today to find out more about the help that we can offer if you’ve been accused of any violation of Chapter 202 of Title 15, including violations relating to placing lethal bait on public domain.
The statute that relates to placing lethal bait on public domain is Nevada Revised Statute section 202.550. According to the relevant law, it’s illegal to put lethal bait within three miles of any place of habitation. It does not matter if the place of habitation is occupied or not, it is still unlawful to place lethal bait close to it.
It’s also illegal to put lethal bait in any other location, unless it is clearly marked by a steel post or by a wooden post that is at least four feet above the ground and that has the uppermost eight inches of the post painted red. The post must bear a sign specifying that lethal bait is present. The post and sign must be installed in the immediate vicinity of the bait and the sign must be maintained at all times while the bait is exposed.
It is also illegal to place lethal bait by distribution from an airplane unless you have first obtained a written permit from the Committee to Control Predatory Animals.
If you violate the law and post illegal bait, you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor. In addition, if any person other than the individual who placed the bait, post, or sign willfully removes the lethal bait or removes the sign or post advertising it, that person can also be charged with a misdemeanor offense under N.R.S. 202.550.
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If you have been accused of a crime in connection with placing lethal bait on public domain, you should reach out to Vegas criminal lawyers at LV Criminal Defense for help defending yourself against misdemeanor charges. A misdemeanor is still a very serious criminal offense, although the penalties are not as severe for a misdemeanor as for a felony. You could be looking at jail time and could be left with a criminal record and you owe it to yourself to fight charges. Contact our firm today to find out how we can help.