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

Common category E felonies

Category E crimes in Nevada are the least grave class of felonies. They usually comprise non-violent offenses such as:

Category E felony penalties

Penalties for category E felonies in Las Vegas are one to four years in prison, but most of these crimes are "probationable" which means that the judge will usually suspend your sentence as long as you stay out of trouble and fulfill other court-ordered requirements. Terms of probation for category E felonies in Nevada may still require a jail term of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000.

When a judge imposes a sentence range for a Nevada felony conviction, the minimum time cannot exceed 40% of the maximum time. For example, if a judge orders someone to a maximum prison term of four years, the minimum time must be no more than 19.2 months (which is 40% of four years).

Other category E felony facts

Anyone who is charged with a category E felony in Nevada has the constitutional right to a jury trial. And once seven years pass from the time the prison sentence or probation ends, the person may petition the court to seal the criminal record in Clark County.

Even though category E felonies are the least serious class of felonies, some of them may be considered deportable offenses or crimes involving moral turpitude . . . this means that non-citizens convicted of one of them may be deported from the U.S. for good. Read more about Nevada criminal defense of immigrants law.

Finally, note that attempting to commit a category E 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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