Gross misdemeanor offenses are considered to be more serious criminal offenses than simple misdemeanors, and they result in harsher penalties if you are convicted. Unfortunately, there are also aggravating factors that could make serious penalties for gross misdemeanors even worse. One of those factors is whether the unlawful activity was committed on school property, on a school bus, or at an activity that has been sponsored by a school.
If you have been accused of committing a gross misdemeanor offense, you should be aware of enhanced penalties that could apply if the prosecutor believes that you engaged in the unlawful behavior while on school grounds or otherwise involved with the school.
Las Vegas defense lawyers can help you to try to avoid a conviction for offenses you’re accused of committing on school grounds by working with you to build a strong defense. We can also negotiate a plea deal on your behalf aimed at minimizing the severe penalty that could be imposed simply because of where you happened to be located when you allegedly committed your crime.
LV Criminal Defense is a trusted and experienced Vegas criminal law firm and our legal team will do everything possible to help you get the best possible outcomes for allegedly committing a crime on school grounds. Just give us a call to find out the specifics of the services we offer and the ways in which we can help.
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N.R.S. 193.1605 explains the penalties that could be imposed by law in the state of Nevada against a person who has committed a gross misdemeanor on school grounds or in connection with.a school activity. The commission of a crime on a school bus can also result in a defendant being subject to penalties listed under N.R.S. 193.1605 upon conviction for the gross misdemeanor while aboard the vehicle.
Those subject to punishment under N.R.S. 193.1605 include any person who commits a gross misdemeanor on any type of school property or while engaged in any school activities. It does not matter if the individual is a school official, a parent, or other person lawfully allowed at the school — the commission of a crime on school grounds or during school activities carries harsher penalties than if the same gross misdemeanor had been committed elsewhere.
The harsh penalties imposed by N.R.S. 193.1605 include a period of imprisonment between 15 days and one year. When you have committed a gross misdemeanor not on school grounds, there is no mandatory minimum jail term. A mandatory minimum means that a defendant must go to jail if convicted. For other types of gross misdemeanor offenses, jail is a possible penalty but there is not a mandatory minimum after every conviction.
In addition to jail time, a defendant who is convicted of a gross misdemeanor on school property or at a school activity can also face a fine of up to $2,000. The combination of the fine and the period of imprisonment mean that the penalties for a gross misdemeanor can impact you in profound ways if convicted.
As soon as you have been accused of committing a gross misdemeanor on school property, you should contact LV Criminal Defense. Our legal team will work closely with you to identify the potential penalties, to evaluate the strength of the evidence against you, and to determine your best course of action for fighting the charges.
To learn more about the ways in which Las Vegas defense lawyers can help you to fight for your freedom and reputation when you are faced with serious penalties, give us a call today.