Common category A felonies
Category A felonies in Nevada comprise the most egregious offenses, including:
- First- or second-degree murder in Nevada
- First-degree kidnapping in Nevada
- Sexual Assault in Nevada
- Using a minor to create child pornography in Nevada
- Battery in Nevada (with intent to commit sexual assault and that results in substantial bodily injury or is done by strangulation)
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.
Call us for help . . . .
If you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys want to try to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free phone meeting to discuss your case.
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