Nevada law has many different rules and regulations designed to ensure the effective operation of the criminal justice system. Many of the rules and regulations that exist are designed to prevent people from inside or outside the system from corrupting the system or interfering with the effective operations of the criminal justice system. A substantial number of the rules designed to prevent corruption of the system are found in Chapter 199 of Nevada’s criminal code. This is the part of Nevada’s code that prohibits crimes against public justice.
Within the section of Nevada’s law prohibiting crimes against public justice, there are different crimes defined. One such offense involves the malicious destruction of legal notices or other official notices. If you have been charged with a crime related to the malicious destruction of legal notices, you need to get legal help as soon as possible to try to fight charges and protect your future.
A Vegas criminal lawyer at LV Criminal Defense is here to help you. Our experienced and compassionate legal team will provide you with advice on developing a legal strategy if you are under investigation or maliciously destroying legal or official notices. We can also negotiate with a prosecutor on your behalf if a plea deal is the best approach to reducing consequences or can represent you in court so you can fight for an acquittal by introducing reasonable doubt or affirmative defenses. You should give us a call as soon as you are accused of wrongdoing so we can start working for you.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
The state of Nevada criminalizes the malicious destruction of legal notices or other official notices in Nevada Revised Statute section 199.470. The relevant statute makes it a crime to willfully and maliciously remove, damage, or destroy certain types of notices.
Under N.R.S. 199.470, it is illegal to destroy a sign or a notice that was erected or posted by any officer who had lawful authority to post that sign or notice. It is also illegal to destroy any sign or notice that was erected or posted by the owner or the occupier of the premise where the sign or notice was posted.
N.R.S. also makes it unlawful to willfully and maliciously remove, damage or destroy any type of legal notice or any legal paper that is posted in compliance with the requirements of any statute in the state of Nevada or that is posted under the direction of a court order that commanded the notice or paper to be posted.
A defendant who breaks the rules found in N.R.S. 199.470 and maliciously and willfully removes, destroys, or damages a legal notice, official notice, or lawfully posted notice will be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. Penalties for conviction for a misdemeanor could include fines and even incarceration.
A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide you with representation and advice as you fight serious charges related to the malicious destruction of legal and other notices. You have options for responding to charges, including negotiating a plea agreement to reduce possible consequences of conviction or going to court to try to get acquitted so you won’t face penalties or be left with a criminal record.
Our legal team has successfully helped many defendants accused of all different types of offenses against public justice made illegal by Chapter 199 of Nevada’s code, including the offense of malicious destruction of legal notices. To find out more about how our firm can help you to fight the accusations against you, give us a call today.