Many Nevada residents are accused of obtaining money under false pretenses. Charges may be laid because of a false allegation, accident or misunderstanding. If the wrongly accused person is convicted, they can face serious penalties such as fines or time spent in prison.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, the legal definition of obtaining money under false pretenses is when an individual knowingly obtains money from another person with the intention of defrauding or cheating the person.
It is illegal to represent yourself falsely to obtain money from a person who relies on your misrepresentation. Examples of obtaining money under false pretenses in the state of Nevada include:
- Landlords collecting rent money when the property is not accessible to tenants.
- Receiving payment for a service that was not performed or a job that was not completed.
- Selling a piece of property that is not given to the buyer after payment is received.
The penalty in Nevada for obtaining money under false pretenses depends on how much money was obtained illegally. If the amount in Las Vegas is less than $250, it is a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor in the city of Las Vegas carries the following penalties:
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Up to six months jail time
If the amount of money is greater than $250 in Las Vegas, it is a category B felony, which carries the following penalties:
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Up to six years in state prison
A violation of NRS 205.380 in Nevada immigration law may be a crime that involves moral turpitude. Legal and illegal aliens in Nevada can be deported for committing a crime that involves moral turpitude so it is important that accused individuals retain legal counsel immediately to see if they can have the charge dismissed.