The Game was shooting his new video with Chris Brown in South L.A. on Tuesday. When a producer walked about a block away from the set, he was confronted by two men who demanded his jewelry property. One of the men pulled a gun, and the robbers made off with about $12,000.00 in cash and jewelry.
In Nevada, the offense of Robbery is defined as taking property from the person or presence of another by force or fear. Robbery is a felony and is classified as both a crime against the person and a violent crime. Using a firearm in the commission of a crime elevates the seriousness of the offense even further.
Firearm offenses are punished extremely harshly in Nevada. Absent extraordinary circumstances, a conviction for Robbery with a Deadly Weapon will result in a mandatory prison sentence which can be up to thirty (30) years. A person convicted of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon is presumptively ineligible for probation.
If two people work together to commit a crimes or series of crimes, they can each be charged with the crimes they themselves commit. But, in some circumstances, they can also be convicted of the crimes committed by the other person. This is called "vicarious liability." A person can be vicariously liable for a crime committed by another if they: (1) aid and abet in the commission of the offense with the specific intent that the crime be committed; or (2) if they
conspire to commit an offense and the crime committed was a foreseeable consequence of that agreement.
Aiding and abetting an offense is essentially helping or encouraging someone to commit an illegal act. A
conspiracy is an agreement to commit an illegal act.
If you or someone you know is charged with a violent crime or a firearm offense, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. A Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying appropriate defenses and developing the most aggressive defense strategy possible.