The theft of Apple products including iPods, iPads and iPhones has become so common that it has come to be known as "Apple Picking." In response to this growing trend, Apple is adding a "kill switch" to their products. The kill switch will render the device useless if it is stolen. It will also prevent theives from deactivating the "Find My iPhone" feature or erasing data from the phone without entering the Apple ID and password associated with the device. Apple hopes this will be a powerful deterrent to thieves targeting iProducts.
In Nevada, if an item is taken from a person by force or fear, it is known as Robbery. Robbery is a felony offense and it is punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison. If an item is taken from a person without force or fear, it is called Larceny from the Person. Larceny from the Person is a felony offense and is punishable by up to ten (10) years in prison. If the
Theft is not from the person and does not involve force or fear, it may be treated as a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor depending on the value of the item taken.
If you or someone you know is charged with a Theft Offense, including Robbery, Larceny from the Person, Burglary, Larceny or Petty Theft, it is important to contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. The
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your individual case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most effective defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.