Common category B felonies
Category B felonies in Nevada are considered the second most serious offenses in the state after category A felonies. Typical category B crimes are:
- Voluntary manslaughter in Nevada
- Invasion of the home in Nevada
- Grand larceny in Nevada (if the value of the property is $2,500 or more)
- Second-degree kidnapping in Nevada
- Robbery in Nevada
Category B felony penalties
Category B felonies in Clark County mandate the following sentence:
- one to twenty years in prison, and
- maybe a fine depending on the crime
When a Nevada judge imposes a prison sentence range for a felony conviction, the minimum cannot exceed 40% of the maximum. For example, if a judge orders someone to a maximum prison term of twenty years, the minimum time has to be no more than eight years (which is 40% of twenty years).
Other category B felony facts
People facing category B charges have the right to a trial by jury. As long as the felony did not involve a sexual offense or crime against a child, the court may seal the criminal record in Nevada after fifteen years have elapsed since the sentence terminated.
Any non-citizen facing category B felony charges in Nevada risks removal from the U.S. Learn more at our informational page on Nevada deportable crimes.
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If you're facing Nevada charges for a felony or a misdemeanor, our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys may be able to get them reduced or dismissed. Call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free phone consultation to talk about your case.
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