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Have You Been Arrested for for Theft, Burglary, or Robbery in Las Vegas?

Sep 15, 2018 | Bail Bond Information, Blog

Have You Been Arrested for Theft, Burglary, or Robbery in Las Vegas?

Perhaps it was a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time—or with the wrong people—that led to your arrest for theft or burglary. No matter what the circumstances, an arrest for crimes involving property that doesn’t belong to you is a serious matter. If you find yourself in a Las Vegas jail and a judge allows bail, contact 8 Ball Bail Bonds as soon as possible. The sooner you post bond, the sooner you can start planning for your defense. Here are a few details you need to know about the charges you might face:

The Difference Between Theft, Burglary, and Robbery

While both terms refer to criminal offenses, they do differ quite a bit in meaning and in punishment. Here’s a brief summary of the meaning of theft and of burglary:

Theft is defined as the unlawful ownership of property belonging to another person, or the unauthorized taking of property without the owner’s permission. Auto theft, for example, is the type of theft that is usually classified as a felony, with possible punishment including prison time, fines, and restitution. 

Identity theft is a type of theft that is on the rise. According to a report by ASecureLife, a personal security website, Nevada is the riskiest state for experiencing identity theft. The report used recent data from the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission and factored the average loss per victim and the number of victims per 100,000 residents. Identity theft for amounts totaling more than $3,000 is classified as a felony under Nevada law.

Burglary refers to the unlawful act of entering another person’s building with the intent of committing a crime. While burglary involves physically entering a residence or business, a burglary can also include breaking into a motor vehicle to steal valuables left in plain sight. 

Robbery is defined as taking something of value from someone by violence or a threat of violence. A carjacking, for example, is a robbery offense because force or the threat of force is used to take the vehicle. A strong-armed robbery, or mugging, involves only personal weapons, such as fists, hands, or feet. 

An arrest for any of the above crimes places a defendant at risk for serious punishment, which can affect their personal relationships and employment. 

Las Vegas Statistics

With a population of more than 600,000 residents and an average of 39 million visitors a year, Las Vegas presents many opportunities for all types of theft, burglary, and robberies. The following statistics detail the number of reported crimes for one year:

  • Theft: 24,645
  • Auto Theft: 8,855
  • Burglary: 12,500
  • Robbery: 4,974

The crime rate for Las Vegas is 15 percent higher than the state rate and 32 percent higher than the national rate. Las Vegas police take all reported crimes involving theft seriously. Whether you live in the area or are visiting and you find yourself under arrest for one of these major crimes, don’t panic. Keep calm and call 8 Ball Bail Bonds. 

About 8 Ball Bail Bonds

Jail is an overwhelming and frightening experience. A bail bond allows you to leave jail until your court date. In order for this to happen, a state licensed bail bondsman, backed by an insurance company, guarantees the court full payment if the defendant fails to appear for their court date. 

No one wants to sit in jail if they don’t have to. 8 Ball Bail Bonds is open 24/7 and once payment arrangements are in place, our staff works hard to secure your release as soon as possible. 

Don’t trust your release to just any bail bond company. Feel secure knowing that 8 Ball Bail Bonds is well-established and highly-experienced when it comes to navigating the Las Vegas area jails and courts. To learn more about our services, call us at (702)545-0888 or contact us online today.