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


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:

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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