Sometimes, people find themselves on hard times. Many of us have been there – but some fall on harder than others. If you lost your home, your job, and are now forced to wander the streets, there is a risk that you could be charged with violating Nevada vagrancy laws.
A vagrant is a person that meets a specific criterion. They must:
Every law that is on the books applies to a vagrant, just as they apply to anyone else, but some of them are considered to “apply to vagrants.” These laws, of course, apply to anyone but are listed under “vagrants” in NRS 207.030.
I am going to list the crimes here in full. If you don’t know what the crimes that are, how are you to avoid them? Some of them are pretty much common-sense, but others need to be listed.
It’s illegal to:
The penalties for “Vagrant Crimes” differ depending on which you break. They further vary depending on which violation you’re on.
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The punishment for any of the miscellaneous crimes in the list above are:
For Miscellaneous Crimes – Numbers One thru Four
For Miscellaneous Crimes – Numbers Five thru Eight
If a vagrant is charged with two or more violations, his terms of punishment must run successively.
Each county and city government have
their own ordinances regulating the place,
time, and manner in which vagrants can
beg or solicit alms in any area that is open
to the public. Check with your county
or city for these ordinances.
When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side.
If a vagrant has been convicted of an above crime and thus sentenced to jail, he may be required to work under the supervision of the sheriff or another person the sheriff sets in charge over them. As long as it doesn’t cost the county anything, the work they might perform may be on:
The labor must not be unusual and must be humane, reasonable, and sufficient. It must be performed during fair and reasonable weather and in such a way that the person who has the charge over them can sufficiently prevent the escape of any prisoner under his or her custody.
Those committed with the charge of these prisoners might be any:
The prisoner is then returned to the sheriff’s custody once the working day is over.
When a person who has been convicted of breaking a “Vagrant Law” willingly and faithfully performs daily work, he’ll be credited for the time worked. It is very profitable for him because, for every one day he works, he’ll get two days knocked off his sentence. In this way, he can cut his sentence in half.
If you were arrested and charged as a vagrant in Las Vegas, it is strongly recommended that you retain the services of an experienced and qualified Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. Contact LV Criminal Defense at (702) 623-6362 to request a free consultation.