Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Coburn Break Down Violent Crimes in Nevada
Crime is on the rise in the Las Vegas Valley. As recently revealed in a detailed report by the FBI, Nevada ranks #2 in the nation for violent crimes. In this article you will find a detailed break-down of some of the most violent crimes in Las Vegas.
Murder as defined by Nevada Law
NRS 200.010 defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought either expressed or implied.” This definition implies that, in order for a person to be convicted of murder, prosecution must prove an individual acted with intent and premeditation.
Nevada Law breaks down homicide the following degrees:
· First Degree Murder
· Second Degree Murder
· Third Degree Murder (involuntary manslaughter)
· Voluntary Manslaughter
· Other Murder Charges (ex: Vehicular Manslaughter)
Manslaughter as defined by Nevada Law
Manslaughter is defined in NRS 200.040 as “the unlawful killing of a human being, without malice and without any deliberation.” For this charge to apply, one of the following criteria need to apply to the killing:
· The killing was voluntary
· The killing occurred due to a sudden heat of passion
· The killing was caused by a provocation that made the passion irresistible
· The killing occurred during the commission of an unlawful act
· The killing occurred during a lawful act performed without due caution or circumspection.
Involuntary Manslaughter as defined by Nevada Law
NRS 200.070 describes involuntary manslaughter as “the killing of a human being, without the intent to kill the person.” Because the fine distinctions between the degrees of murder and manslaughter can by complex/confusing, it is in your best interest to sit down with an experienced attorney to discuss this matter. Call our Las Vegas Criminal Law Office today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your case, at (702) 384-1001.
Robbery as defined by Nevada Law
Robbery is described as an incident when violence and intimidation are used to take another individual’s property. When weapons such as guns or knives are used, the robbery charge can be elevated to an aggravated robbery or an armed robbery.
Nevada law, NRS 200.380, defines robbery as “the unlawful taking of person property from the person of another, or in his presence, against his will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his person or property, or the he person or property of a member of his family, or of anyone in his company at the time of the robbery.” A taking is by means of force of fear if force or fear is used to:
· Obtain or retain possession of the property
· Prevent or overcome resistance to the taking
· Facilitate escape
Kidnapping as defined by Nevada Law
NRS 200.310 defines kidnapping as “the act of taking an individual from one location to another without their consent or against their will.” As well, an individual can be charged with kidnapping by simply confining a person to a controlled space (which can also qualify as abduction.) If convicted of kidnapping, an individual faces a mandatory prison sentence of 5 years to life in prison. Different degrees of kidnapping:
· First Degree Kidnapping
· Second Degree Kidnapping
· Child Custody Kidnapping
· Kidnapping with the use of a deadly weapon
· False Imprisonment
Punishments for Violent Crimes in Nevada
The punishment varies depending upon the circumstances of the violent crime. Possible punishments in Nevada are:
· Death Penalty
· Community Service
· Court ordered counseling
· Court ordered anger management
If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime in Las Vegas, call the Law Office of Mark Coburn today for a free consultation. Attorney Mark Coburn is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas with over 17 years of legal experience. He is committed to defending your rights and getting you the best results possible for your case. (702) 384-1001