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.
Records indicate that the woman was recently taken into custody and was being held in a Las Vegas jail pending arraignment. With a 270-count criminal indictment against them, she and her fellow defendants will each doubtlessly wish to secure skilled legal counsel, as a conviction could potentially result in decades in prison. The charges they face include theft, racketeering and exploitation of a vulnerable person.
Effective counsel from a Nevada criminal attorney can make all the difference in a theft crimes or larceny defense. A lawyer who has handled similar cases will know how to protect the legal rights of the accused while fighting for the best possible outcome. Whether the alleged crime was a simple mistake or something else, the representation and counsel of a seasoned professional can prove critical.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, “Former Court-Appointed Guardian Due in Court in Theft Case“, April 7, 2017