Nevada "Category C" Felony Laws (NRS 193.130)
Explained by Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys

Common category C felonies

Category C felonies are the "middle-ground" class of crimes in Nevada between "A" and "E". Some of the most frequently prosecuted category C felonies are:

  • A third offense of battery domestic violence in Nevada (that does not result in substantial bodily harm)
  • Grand larceny in Nevada (if the value of the property is from $650 to under $3,500)
  • Buying or receiving stolen goods in Nevada (if the value of the property is from $650 to under $3,500)
  • Stalking in Nevada (with use of the internet, text-messaging or similar device)
  • Violating an extended protective order in Nevada

Category C felony penalties

Category C felonies in Clark County carry a sentence of:

  • one to five years in prison, and
  • maybe a fine of up to $10,000

When the court imposes a prison sentence for a Nevada felony conviction, the minimum time range may not exceed 40% of the maximum time. For example, if the maximum prison time is five years, the minimum time cannot be more than two years (which is 40% of five years).

Other category C felony facts

Any person who is charged with a category C felony in Nevada has the right to a trial by jury. Once twelve years have passed since the sentence ends, the court may seal the criminal record in Clark County unless the felony was for sexual assault or a crime against a child.

Legal and illegal aliens charged with category C felonies in Nevada risk deportation from the U.S. Learn more about immigration law at our informational page on Nevada deportable crimes.

Finally, note that attempting to commit a category C felony is prosecuted as a "wobbler" crime that can be treated as either a felony or a gross misdemeanor. Learn more about Nevada wobbler offenses.

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