Bait Purse Theft in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

To discourage crime, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department conducts sting operations called “Bait Purse Theft” scenarios. Basically, Las Vegas Metro sets people up by leaving a purse with a specific value of property inside sitting in a casino. The first person to pick up the placed purse and pass the casino entrance is arrested for grand larceny, a category “C” felony. If convicted, this exposes that defendant to the possibility of serving up to five years in prison.

If you have been arrested as a result of a bait purse theft operation, your future is in jeopardy. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, we are ready to fight on your behalf to preserve your freedom. Having garnered an impressive collection of accolades for our excellence over the years, our criminal defense lawyers in Las Vegas are equipped with trial-tested knowledge that can be used to craft a strong defense for your case.

Accused of a bait purse theft? Take the first step towards retaining a hard-hitting defense by requesting a free case evaluation today.

Possible Defenses for Bait Purse Cases

There are a number of potential defenses to these types of cases. Oftentimes, these sting operations end up catching innocent people with no criminal records who intend on returning the purse to the proper owner. It is highly possible that whoever picks up the purse will search for identification within it to find its owner, making plans to call the owner once they have exited a noisy casino.

Entrapment can also be used as a defense. The concept of entrapment is that police cannot create crime in the hopes of arresting someone, in essence putting someone into a no-win scenario. It must be noted, however, that this is considered an affirmative defense, opening up the possibility for the prosecution to try to prove your “propensity” to committing a crime. Let us handle making your defense.

Act Now for Award-Winning Representation

If you have been charged with a Las Vegas crime involving a bait purse theft, contact Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney David R. Fischer today. Our firm is prepared to stand with you and provide a powerful defense aimed at dismantling the opposition's claims.

Our firm has earned the following awards for our excellence:

  • Recognition by Super Lawyers®
  • 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo
  • Desert Companion Magazine’s 2014 Top Lawyer

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