In Nevada, sometimes the worst part of being found guilty of crimes involving theft or larceny is not just the potential for jail time, but the permanent criminal record. In addition to whatever payments or punishments the legal system exacts, conviction for theft crimes may mean future difficulty obtaining any sort of reliable employment. For this reason, it can be essential for those so accused to secure experienced legal representation to fight vigorously on their behalf.
A woman currently in custody for alleged theft crimes is a former court-appointed financial guardian in Las Vegas, and may thus be familiar enough with the legal system to know the wisdom of this advice. She, along with two other people, is facing felony charges for allegedly siphoning over $550,000 from various accounts of wards of the court who were assigned to her business. She and the others stand accused overbilling with respect to more than 150 cases.