In Nevada, Chapter 201 of Title 15 defines certain kinds of conduct that the state considers criminal because the conduct is a crime against public decency and good morals. Within Chapter 201, different kinds of crimes against decency and morality are divided into different subcategories. One such subcategory relates to prostitution offenses.
Many different kinds of conduct related to prostitution are considered to be unlawful under Chapter 201, including both the act of engaging in prostitution as well as the act of soliciting for prostitution. If you have been accused of prostitution or solicitation, it is important that you understand the definition of the crime and that you take steps to fight charges so you can reduce the chances of being convicted or so you can reduce the possible penalties that could be imposed upon you.
Simply being accused of a prostitution offense can affect your life in adverse ways, so it’s important to work with a compassionate and knowledgeable Vegas criminal defense lawyer to find out how best to respond to charges so you can resolve your case as quickly and effectively as possible with minimal penalties. LV Criminal Defense has provided representation to many defendants accused of prostitution or solicitation and our legal team can help you if you’re facing charges. Give us a call today to find out more.
Nevada Revised Statute section 201.354 defines the crime of prostitution as well as the offense of solicitation for prostitution.
According to the relevant statute, it is unlawful for any person to engage in prostitution outside of a licensed house of prostitution. It is also unlawful for any person to engage in solicitation of a prostitute outside of a licensed house of prostitution. Prostitution involves any sexual conduct in exchange for money or other items of value. Prostitution can also involve offering sexual contact in exchange for money or valuable items, even if sex does not take place. Solicitation involves making any offer of items of value in exchange for sexual contact of any type.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
According to N.R.S. 201.354, unlawfully engaging in prostitution or unlawfully soliciting a prostitute outside of a licensed house of prostitution can result in a defendant being found guilty of a misdemeanor offense. However, if a defendant solicits a child for prostitution, the defendant can be convicted of a Category E felony offense. This carries much more serious consequences for a defendant who is convicted of a felony offense, including the potential for a longer term of incarceration as well as a felony record that will affect future opportunities.
If you have been accused of a prostitution crime or if you have been accused of soliciting a prostitute, it is important that you contact a Nevada criminal lawyer for help as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can work with you to identify the evidence of wrongdoing that a prosecutor has so you can make a decision about whether you should try to fight for an acquittal from charges or whether you are likely to get a more favorable outcome by negotiating a plea agreement.
If you wish to plead guilty, LV Criminal Defense can use our negotiation skills to work with a prosecutor to try to get charges reduced or to try to get a reduced sentence so you face lesser penalties. If you want to fight charges, our experienced litigators can help you to present strong evidence in court to introduce reasonable doubt as to your guilt.
To find out more about the assistance our firm can provide in connection with accusations that you engaged in prostitution or that you solicited a prostitute, give us a call today.