Robbery in Nevada is defined as stealing property from an individual by means of violence, force, or fear of injury. Fear of injury during a robbery can be immediate or in the future. The use of force can be slight or injurious. Force, violence, or fear of injury may be used to obtain or retain possession of the property, prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, or facilitate the perpetrator’s escape.
In contrast, a burglary is entering a building or vehicle with the intent to commit a crime inside. Burglary doesn’t require force, threats, the presence of other people, or theft. Robbery is more serious than larceny, which is the unlawful taking of a property without the use of force or threat.
Robbery and attempted robbery are both prosecuted as category B felonies that carry the possibility of two to 15 years in prison. If the defendant was armed with a deadly weapon, the sentence can be twice as long.
Penalties For Robbery In Nevada
Robbery in Nevada is classified a category B felony. The use of deadly weapons, such as firearms, knives, pipes, bricks, broken glass, explosives, nunchucks, and throwing stars, will increase punishment.