Arthur Gerald Jones disappeared from his Chicago home in 1979, leaving behind his wife and three (3) children. He was declared dead seven (7) years later in 1986. Jones was recently found living under an assumed identity in Las Vegas. He was arrested on charges of Fraud, Burglary, Obtaining and Using the Personal Identifying Information of Another, and Possessing of Personal Identifying Information to Establish False Identity or Status.
In Nevada, Burglary is defined as: "A person who, by day or night, enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, vehicle trailer, semitrailer or house trailer, airplane, glider, boat or railroad car, with the intent to commit grand or petit larceny, assault or battery on any person or any felony, or to obtain money or property by false pretense . . ." The offense of Burglary is complete upon entering the protected structure with the unlawful intent, even if no crime is actually committed inside that structure. Burglary is punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.
Identity Theft charges are some of the most serious charges in Nevada law. Obtaining and Using the Personal Identifying Information of Another is a felony and is ordinarily punishable by up to twenty (20) years in prison and a $100,000.00 fine. Possessing of Personal Identifying Information to Establish False Identity or Status is also a felony and is also usually punishable by up to twenty (20) years in prison and a $100,000.00 fine.
If you or someone you know is charged with Burglary or a crime involving Identity Theft, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney can assist you by analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and developing the most aggressive legal strategy possible to protect your legal rights.