Solicitation for Prostitution
One of the most common offenses in Las Vegas is the solicitation of prostitution. Many of these offenses stem from tourists mistakenly believing that prostitution is legal in Las Vegas, only to be shocked when they wind up in handcuffs.
Although there are a few licensed brothels where prostitution can legally take place, it is considered illegal in Las Vegas. If you have been arrested and accused of this offense, it is vital that you contact a sex crimes defense attorney in Clark County as soon as possible.
Solicitation for Prostitution Defense Attorney in Las Vegas
Being convicted of any prostitution related offense can be an extremely embarrassing experience. Along with the embarrassment, individuals can also be forced to spend time behind bars. In order to give yourself the best chance at maintaining your freedom, keeping your record clean, as well as minimizing the damage to your reputation, contact Michael Pariente.
Michael Pariente of Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who tactically defends those accused of soliciting prostitution in Henderson, Clark County, Paradise, Las Vegas, Spring Valley, and the surrounding areas, contact him today at Pariente Law Firm, P.C.
Information on Solicitation of a Prostitute
- NRS 201.295 Outlines the Definition of a Prostitute
- Definition of Solicitation in Nevada
- Consequences for Soliciting a Prostitute in Las Vegas
- Providing Defense Options for Residents and Tourists of Las Vegas Accused of Solicitation
According to Nevada law, a prostitute is defined as any individual who participates or agrees to participate in sexual acts in exchange for any form of compensation (money, drugs, etc.). A sexual act can include sexual intercourse, oral sex, touching of the genitals or sexual organs for gratification, or any other sexually arousing acts. However, an offer of compensation for a “good time” is not specific enough to qualify as solicitation for prostitution.
Solicitation involves asking or attempting to persuade an individual to engage in prostitution, or offering or agreeing to participate in sexual acts in exchange for a fee. NRS 201.354 maintains that it is unlawful for an individual to engage in the solicitation of prostitution, except in a licensed house of prostitution.
Based on Nevada laws, if an individual asks someone to perform a sexual act for money, or offers to perform sexual acts for money, he or she can be charged with solicitation of prostitution.
In some cases, individuals can be arrested for solicitation even when the individual they are accused of soliciting is not a prostitute. For example if a law enforcement officer is posing as a prostitute in order to carry out a sting operation, individuals who solicit the officer can face criminal charges.
When an individual is arrested for soliciting a prostitute, he or she will typically face a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor in Las Vegas is punishable by up to six months behind bars, and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
If the alleged offender is accused of soliciting a minor (under the age of 18), he or she can be charged with a category E felony and sentenced to between one to four years in prison, and up to a $5,000 fine.
Additionally, solicitation for prostitution is a crime involving moral turpitude. A conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude can result in deportation if the accused person is not a U.S. citizen, and can involve termination from or denial of employment.
Michael Pariente is a skilled prostitution defense lawyer in Clark County who aggressively defends clients in Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Boulder City, and the surrounding areas, who have been arrested for solicitation of prostitution.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. will utilize their knowledge and resources to develop a defense strategy that will give you the best chance of avoiding the most significant penalties associated with your alleged offense. Contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310 and let Michael Pariente fight for your freedom.