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Nevada Defense Lawyer Explains Punishment for Attempts

When you break the law, you can face criminal charges and potential penalties. If you rob a store, for example, you could be sentenced to prison for the successfully robbery. One common question, however, relates to exactly when you are considered to have violated Nevada law. There are many circumstances in which you may consider committing a crime or may make an attempt to break the rules, but will not actually be successful. It’s important to understand what happens in these particular circumstances.

In some cases, attempt to break the law is sufficient to face punishment that could be just as severe as if a crime were actually committed. Nevada Revised Statute 193.330 explains punishment for attempt, and you need to know what this law means and how it impacts whether or not you will be tried for actions you took that suggest you were trying to commit an offense.

If you are going to be tried for an attempt crime, it is up to the prosecutor to meet the burden of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you unlawfully attempted to break the law in the state of Nevada.

LV Criminal Defense can help you to try to fight against these serious accusations and introduce doubt as to whether you committed an attempt offense that should result in punishment. Our Las Vegas defense lawyers have represented many defendants accused of attempting to break the law and we have often helped our clients to get acquitted or to avoid the most serious of penalties by plea bargaining down to a reduced offense with lesser consequences.

To find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you if you have been accused of an attempt offense, you should give us a call as soon as possible. Attempt cases are complicated but we have the knowledge and skill needed to help you to fight accusations and clear your good name when you’ve been charged for attempt to commit criminal offenses.

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Nevada Laws on Punishment for Attempting to Commit Crimes

According to Nevada Revised Statute section 193.330, any act that a person does with the goal of committing a crime is considered an attempt to commit that offense — even if the attempt fails and the crime is not actually committed.

Punishments for attempt vary depending upon the type of crime the defendant was attempting to commit. N.R.S.193.330 explains what the different punishments are:

  • For attempt to commit a category A felony, a defendant could be sent to state prison for a minimum of two years if convicted. The maximum penalty is 20 years.
  • For attempt to commit a category B felony when the felony carries a maximum prison term of more than 10 years, a defendant could be sentenced to a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years in prison.
  • For attempt to commit a category B felony when the felony carries a maximum prison term of less than 10 years, the punishment for an attempt is the same as the punishment for a category C felony.
  • For attempt to commit a category C felony, the penalty for the attempt is a maximum of one year imprisonment and/or a fine up to $2,000.
  • For attempt to commit a category D felony, the punishment is the same as that for a category E felony or for a gross misdemeanor. The defendant could be imprisoned in county jail for up to a year, fined up to $2,000 or both.
  • Attempt to commit a category E felony could result in imprisonment in county jail for up to a year and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

The more serious the crime you attempt to commit, the harsher the penalties that you could face — and the more important it is for you to get legal help to fight for your freedom.

Contact Las Vegas Criminal Attorneys

Las Vegas criminal attorneys provide representation to defendants who have actually committed alleged offenses as well as to those individuals who are accused of attempts to commit crimes.

Our legal team will work closely with you to identify the nature of the evidence against you, to find strategies for disproving that you attempted an offense, and to identify the best approach to charges so you can avoid or minimize penalties. To find out more about how our trusted criminal defense lawyers help clients throughout Nevada, give us a call today.

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