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In Nevada, coercion is a serious and commonly charged
violent crime. Many good citizens are falsely accused of this criminal offense since
it is such a vague crime which law enforcement can misinterpret easily.
If convicted, an offender may face severe penalties such as imprisonment,
fines, and a permanent mark on his or her criminal record.
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC has defended clients against various violent crime charges with the purpose
of getting the case dismissed entirely or negotiating down the charges
to a lesser offense. Our
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers will do everything in their power to help you obtain the peace of mind
Coercion Definition & Penalties in Nevada
There are two elements to the crime of coercion. First, there must be a
criminal intent to force an individual to do something (or not do something),
so long as the person has a legal right to do a specific act. The second
element of coercion is the criminal act – using violence, inflicting
injury, depriving any tools, intimidate a person by force – that
is used to coerce the victim.
If physical force or the immediate threat of physical force was used to
commit coercion, it is considered a Category B felony, which is punishable
by a prison sentence ranging from one year to six years and a fine of
up to $5,000. If there was no physical force or threat used in the commission
of the crime, then it is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence
of six months and a fine of up to $1,000.
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If you are facing conviction for coercion in Nevada, our Las Vegas criminal
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