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Changes to the Definition of Grand Larceny in Nevada, Effective July 1, 2020

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Changes are being made to criminal law that defines the crime of grand larceny. These changes are part of a criminal justice bill, Nevada Assembly Bill 236, that was passed last year by the Nevada legislature. The changes will be effective on July 1, 2020.

Nevada’s Grand Larceny Law 

The crime of grand larceny is committed by a person who intentionally steals, takes and removes or drives away property that belongs to another person. The types of property taken include:

  • personal goods or property
  • bedding, furniture or other property used by a person, as a lodger, for use in or with his or her lodging
  • real property that has been converted into personal property (by severing it from real property owned by another person)

Under the law in effect until June 30, 2020, in order to constitute grand larceny, the value of the subject property is:

  • $650 or more

Under the law effective July 1, 2020, in order to constitute grand larceny, the value of the subject property is property is:

  • $1200 or more

The crime of grand larceny in Nevada can also involve animals.

Under the law in effect until June 30, 2020, the crime of grand larceny includes intentionally stealing, taking, or carrying, leading, driving or enticing away

  • one or more head of livestock owned by another person
  • one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds owned by another person with an aggregate value of $650 or more

Under the law effective July 1, 2020, the crime of grand larceny includes intentionally stealing, taking, or carrying, leading, driving or enticing away

  • one or more head of livestock owned by another person
  • one or more domesticated animals or domesticated birds owned by another person with an aggregate value of $1200 or more

Grand larceny also includes other criminal actions related to livestock or domesticated animals or birds.  Undertaking with the intention of defrauding, stealing, appropriating or disguising from identification livestock or domesticated animals or birds is grand larceny if it includes:

  • marking, branding, or altering or defacing a mark or brand (or causing to do any of these actions) on one or more head of livestock owned by another person
  • buying or selling the hide or carcass of a head of livestock owned by another person that has its mark or brand cut out or obliterated
  • killing one or more head of livestock owned by another person running at large
  • killing one or more domesticated animals or birds running at large

Under the law effective until June 30, 2020, for the killing of one or more domesticated animals or birds running at large to constitute grand larceny, the aggregate value of the animals or birds is $650 or more.

Under the law effective July 1, 2020, for the killing of one or more domesticated animals or birds running at large to constitute grand larceny, the aggregate value of the animals or birds is $1200 or more.

The crime of grand larceny also includes using a card or other device to automatically withdraw or transfer funds held by a financial institution to intentionally obtain money when the person withdrawing or transferring the funds knows that he or she is not entitled to do so.

If you would like to know more about changes to the criminal grand larceny law effective July 1, 2020, or if you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with committing grand larceny, contact an experienced Las Vegas larceny lawyer at Lobo Law.

Resource:

leg.state.nv.us/Statutes/80th2019/Stats201925.html#Stats201925_CH633

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