Pee Wee, one of the rappers in the hip-hop group The Rej3ctz, who released the single "Cat Daddy" in 2010, is not facing three (3) felony theft charges. Jovan Clayton, better known as Pee Wee, was released from jail following his arrest in April.
Charging documents show that Clayton is facing three theft counts for receiving stolen property. Clayton has pled not guilty on the criminal charges. It is alleged that Clayton stole more than $2,000 worth of personal items while at 10ak nightclub, a West Hollywood hotspot. Reports suggest that Clayton stole a purse and a phone containing the items while he was in the club.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call about the theft, and after investigating the incident at the scene they arrested Clayton. The rapper appeared to be nonchalant with the paparazzi when he was later released from jail. However, no formal statement from Clayton has been issued now that the three felony theft charges have been filed.
Theft crimes are commonly charged in Las Vegas, and individuals can face serious penalties for being in possession of stolen property, as appears to be the charges against Pee Wee. However, such charges can start out as, or be accompanied by, charges for burglary or robbery.
Burglary, in Nevada, is charged when an individual enters a building with the intent to commit a crime. Burglary is a theft crime that can be charged when no actual theft actually takes place. Burglary charges can be serious and the penalties include jail time, fines, and restitution among other things.
Alternatively, robbery is charged when someone takes property from another person using force or threats. Robbery, therefore, amounts to the taking of property in the presence of the alleged victim and the circumstances of the charge itself make the penalties somewhat more severe. Those convicted of robbery can spend many years in prison and on probation.
Other theft crimes in Las Vegas include larceny, shoplifting, and grand larceny of a vehicle. Theft charges, even misdemeanor theft charges, are serious, and can often show up on a criminal records search. This means that just the charge itself could interfere with the ability to get a job or secure a promotion at a current employer. Therefore, it is vital that you retain a Las Vegas criminal attorney to assist in developing a defense in your case if you have been charged with a theft crime.
The attorneys at Brown Law Offices have years of experience handling theft cases, including charges for burglary and robbery, as well as other criminal charges. Call our office 24/7 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges with one of our attorney. (702) 405-0505.