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Fraud and Theft

A Solid Defense Against Fraud and Theft Charges Requires an Experienced Fraud Lawyer

Fraud, theft, and larceny can all be boiled down to the same thing—stealing. These crimes are prosecuted aggressively by the State of Nevada. Hiring a fraud lawyer, or theft lawyer is the best way to achieve a favorable outcome when facing fraud and theft charges. There are several different kinds of fraud and varying degrees of theft someone can be charged with. Each requires an in-depth understanding of the law and a tailored defense.

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Fraud and Theft Charges Require an Experienced Fraud Lawyer

Fraud and Theft Defined in the State of Nevada

What is Fraud?

Fraud is a broad term that refers to several offenses, ranging from money laundering to identity theft to securities fraud. Acts of fraud involve any false statements, actions, or deceptive activity that is knowingly imposed on one party by another to misrepresent or conceal the truth.

In the state of Nevada, a person can be convicted of fraud if they are thought to be deliberately misrepresenting themselves with the intent to receive benefits. If the value of the property, rent or labor fraudulently obtained is less than $1,200, then the person will be charged with a misdemeanor with penalties of up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. If the property, rent or labor fraudulently obtained is over $1,200 then the penalties increase. If convicted, a person can face several years in prison, large fines, and pay restitution.

What is Theft?

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Fraud and Theft are Serious Offenses in Nevada

Theft is defined as stealing, carrying away, or driving away another person's property with the intent to deprive that person of the property. Theft also entails converting or obtaining property, or services, of another person by an unauthorized act, misrepresentation, or failing to use efforts to identify the true owner. A person can also be charged with theft if they receive property knowing, or having reason to know, that the property was stolen.

There are several kinds of theft that a person can be charged with. If the value of the property is less than $1,200, then the person will be charged with petit (petty) larceny.  If the property is valued at more than $1,200 then the penalties increase. There are other kinds of theft, such as embezzlement and shoplifting.

Jesse Kalter is an Experienced Theft and Fraud Lawyer

By hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney, a person can potentially have their charges reduced or dismissed without the stress and high cost of a trial. Jail time can also be avoided. Jesse Kalter has worked with all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law. He is an experienced DUI, domestic violence, and records expungement lawyer. He is also available to assist with fraud crimes, sexual assault and lewdness charges, and homicide and murder charges. Jesse Kalter has successfully gotten countless cases dismissed or reduced through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. He is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

An Experienced Theft and Fraud Lawyer Who Get Results
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