Nevada Sex Crime Penalties are Some of the Harshest in America
Penalties for sexual assault are prosecuted as a category A felony. This is the most serious felony someone can face. If convicted, the sex crime penalties include:
- Life in prison without the possibility of parole or 15 years to life if substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim has occurred.
- 10 years to life if no substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim has occurred.
- Registration as a sex offender.
Sex Crime Penalties Vary Based on the Age and Harm to the Victim:
If Victim is under the age of 16: If there is substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim, it is punishable by life in prison with possibility of parole after 25 years. If there is substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim, it is punishable by life in prison with no possiblity of parole.
If the Victim is under the age of 14: If there is no substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim, it is punishable by life in prison with the possibility of parole after 35 years. If there is substantial bodily harm to the victim there is the possibility of life in prison with no parole.
More severe penalties exist if the person charged with sexual assault has prior convictions.
If Paroled, Sex Crime Penalties Require a Registration as a Tier III Sex Offender
According to NRS 179D.117, a person must register as a Tier III sex offender. This is a public searchable database. When rapists are released on parole, they are required to register within 48 hours of being released. They are also required to check in every 90 days with a parole officer.
If a convicted sex offender does not register in the required time, they face a category D felony of failure to register. The penalties for not registering include:
- Up to four years in prison
- Up to $5,000 in fines.
A subsequent failure to register within 7 years after the first violation is prosecuted as a category C felony. The penalties include:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
Jesse Kalter Law has Experienced Sexual Assault Lawyer that Can Help avoid unjust Sexual Assault Charges
Facing sex crimes penalties is difficult and stressful. It is highly recommended to consult with a sexual assault lawyer when facing these kind of charges. Jesse Kalter has achieved several not-guilty verdicts and had other sexual assault cases completely dismissed or charges significantly reduced. He is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.
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