When someone is convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve a period of time in a Nevada prison, they are obligated to fulfill the terms of the sentence. Attempting to escape from prison is never recommended and can have significant ramifications on your prison sentence if you are subsequently apprehended by law enforcement.
According to NRS 212.090, escape is any attempt to illegally free oneself from confinement or lawful custody. A prisoner can be accused of escape from legal custody despite the initial arrest being temporary, such as on suspicion of committing a crime. An escape remains a crime even when the attempt is unsuccessful.
According to NRS 212.090, states that a prisoner in confinement or lawful custody of a police officer and escapes or attempts to escape from custody while waiting to be charged, convicted or about to be sentenced shall be charged with either a felony, misdemeanor, or gross misdemeanor.
Pursuant to NRS, 212.090, penalties for escape are the possible charges for anyone facing the crime of escape from prison charges. Penalties for escaping depend on the crime leading to the initial arrest and the manner of escape.
1-A felony, shall be punished:
2-A gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, shall be punished:
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
If you were apprehended by law enforcement and are being charged with escaping from a state correctional institution, do not give up hope. You still have the right to a defense attorney and there are potential defenses your attorney can raise on your behalf:
Judges and the jury are harsh towards those already in the criminal justice system and facing allegations of an attempted prison escape. This is why you need to have top-notch legal representation. Contact our law firm today.