If you have been charged with a crime and have prior multiple convictions on your record, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.
Why? Because Nevada has a three-strike law that could land you in prison for the rest of your life if you hit a specific conviction threshold.
Washington was the very first state to pass a “Three Strikes” law in 1993. Many other states followed suit. Today, more than half of states (including Nevada), along with the federal government, have enacted similar three-strike laws. The objective is the containment of recidivism. Nevada’s three-strikes law is codified in NRS 207.010 through 207.016.
There are three types of individuals included under the state’s three-strike law:
If someone has committed a crime two times before – whether in Nevada or elsewhere, and commits a felony, they will be automatically charged with a category B felony (unless, of course, the crime was category A felony). This will result in a sentence of anywhere between five and twenty years in the state prison.
If a habitual offender (having committed two crimes or more and one felony) is convicted of a second felony – regardless of what state the other crimes and felony were committed in, he will be punished with a category A felony. This sentence carries with it one of three possibilities:
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If someone has been convicted of felony offenses twice before – regardless of where they were committed, is convicted with a third, he’ll be charged with a category A felony.
There are three possibilities for him:
If someone has been convicted twice before of fraud or the intent to defraud – whether in Nevada or elsewhere and has committed a third felony of fraud or intent to defraud, will be considered a habitually fraudulent person.
Any habitually fraudulent person whose offenses have victimized older people, those with mental disabilities, or vulnerable people, will be punished for a category B felony. He’ll be sentenced to five to twenty years in state prison.
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There are several possible felonies that could be committed. They are classified from category A (the worst possible crimes you can commit) down to category E and followed by misdemeanors. These crimes include (this is not an exhaustive list):
Category A Felonies
Category B Felonies
Category C Felonies
Category D Felonies
Category E Felonies
A conviction under these statutes, NRS 207.010, 207.012, or 207.014, will increase the sentence a person would typically (legally) get on the primary offense.
There are some stipulations to this:
If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime, felony, or fraudulent felony twice and has gotten arrested a third time, you need a good lawyer on your side. Contact LV Criminal Defense today.