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

Common category A felonies

Category A felonies in Nevada comprise the most egregious offenses, including:

Category A felony penalties

Category A felonies in Clark County can carry either of the following sentences:

  • death (only in murder cases), or
  • life in prison without the possibility of parole, or
  • life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Other category A felony facts

Anyone facing category A charges has the right to a trial by jury. And unless the felony involved a sexual offense or crime against a child, the person convicted of the felony may petition the court to seal the criminal record in Nevada once fifteen years have passed since the sentence ended.

Any immigrant or alien facing category A felony charges in Nevada is also at risk of being removed from the U.S.  Read more at our informational article on Nevada deportable crimes.


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