In the state of Nevada, abortion is legal under certain circumstances when abortion is provided by a qualified medical professional. However, there are strict limitations in connection with abortion or in connection with attempting to produce a miscarriage.
In fact, advertising goods and services to produce a miscarriage is a crime in the state of Nevada. Placing these types of ads has been made illegal under Nevada Revised Statute section 202.200, which is a statute found within Chapter 202 of Title 15. Title 15 is the state’s penal code, and Chapter 202 is the part of the code detailing crimes against public health and safety.
If you’ve been accused of violating the laws related to advertising goods and services to produce a miscarriage, you need to understand how this crime is defined under state law and you should take action to try to fight charges or to try to reduce possible penalties through the negotiation of a favorable plea agreement. This means reaching out to a Vegas defense attorney with the knowledge, skill, and commitment to fight for your rights and help you develop the best legal strategy for you.
LV Criminal Defense is here to help you. We can advise you at each step of your case with the goal of helping you to get the best outcome possible, so give us a call as soon as possible if you’ve been accused of violating any provisions of Chapter 202– including those related to advertising goods and services to produce a miscarriage.
According to Nevada Revised Statute section 202.200, it is unlawful to advertise any medicine, nostrum, substance, drug, instrument or device to produce a miscarriage or to produce a premature delivery. It’s also unlawful to advertise medicines or other substance which purport to cause a miscarriage or premature delivery Not only is it unlawful to advertise or publish this type of information in a newspaper, pamphlet, handbill, book or any other form, but it is also unlawful to cause such conduct to be published or advertised.
The statute also makes it unlawful to advertise, in any manner, your services to aid, assist, or provide advice on procuring a miscarriage or premature delivery. Advertising the services of someone else to help facilitate abortion of premature miscarriage is illegal as well.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
The offense of advertising goods or services to produce a miscarriage, or of causing such an advertisement to be published, is considered to be a gross misdemeanor criminal offense. This is more serious than a misdemeanor crime, and penalties could include fines and jail time.
However, N.R.S. 202.230 creates an exception to N.R.S. 202.200. This statute makes clear that licensed physicians are not to be convicted of unlawfully advertising goods to produce a miscarriage if the physician is legally licensed and is acting in accordance with the legitimate practice of his or her profession.
A Vegas criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide help if you are accused of unlawfully advertising goods or services in order to produce a miscarriage. We can closely evaluate the prosecutor’s evidence against you, help you to determine if the case against you is a strong one, and assist you in determining if you can raise defense as to your guilt or introduce reasonable doubt in order to avoid conviction.
With help from our firm, you can determine if the best course of action is to fight charges or admit guilt in exchange for being charged with a reduced crime or in exchange for a prosecutor recommending leniency in sentencing. To find out more about the ways in which a criminal defense lawyer at our Vegas law firm can help you to fight charges, give us a call today.