In the state of Nevada, there are certain behaviors that have been made unlawful because of the risk those behaviors present to the public. Chapter 202 is the part of Title 15, Nevada’s criminal code, that defines behaviors considered to be crimes against public safety and health. Within Chapter 202, there are subcategories of different kinds of offenses, including one subcategory that defines crimes considered to be miscellaneous offenses against public health.
Several of the behaviors that are considered to be miscellaneous crimes against public health relate to advertising services or goods that could produce a miscarriage. While abortifacients can be provided lawfully under certain circumstances by a qualified physician, products or services designed to cause a miscarriage are very tightly regulated by provisions within Chapter 202.
If you unlawfully advertise substances or services that cause a miscarriage, you can be charged with a crime under Nevada law. You can also be charged with a crime if you facilitate the publication of an advertisement that contains prohibited material connected with substances or services that cause miscarriage to occur.
If you are charged with a crime in connection with advertisements about products or services that cause abortion, you should reach out to Vegas criminal lawyers with experience providing representation to defendants accused of crimes against public health and safety. LV Criminal Defense can fight to protect your rights, with the goal of helping you to resolve the accusations against you with no penalties being imposed or with minimal penalties. To find out more about how our firm can help you fight charges, give us a call today.
The Nevada law that prohibits the publication of an advertisement related to products and services that cause a miscarriage can be found in Nevada Revised Statute section 202.210. This statute criminalizes the offense of publishing any advertisement that contains prohibited matter.
According to the relevant law, proprietors of any newspaper or managers of any newspaper, periodical, or other printed work in Nevada, could be held responsible if they permit their printed work to be published with advertisements that are prohibited under N.R.S. 202.200.
N.R.S. 202.200 makes advertisements unlawful if the advertisements provide information on any medicine, nostrum, drug, substance, instrument, or device that is designed to produce a miscarriage or that is designed to cause the premature delivery of a child. N.R.S. 202.200 also makes it illegal to advertise any substance that purports to cause a miscarriage or premature delivery, even if the substance does not actually cause these results to occur. Finally, N.R.S. 202.200 also prohibits anyone to advertise services, aid, or assistance (provided either by the advertiser or another person) to cause a miscarriage or to cause premature delivery.
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The person who actually submits an unlawful advertisement under N.R.S. 202.200 can be convicted of a gross misdemeanor offense if the prosecutor can prove he or she improperly advertised substances or services that purport to cause miscarriage or pre-term delivery. The proprietor or manager who allows such an advertisement to be published and who is prosecuted under N.R.S. 202.210 can be found guilty of a misdemeanor offense if convicted. While gross misdemeanors result in more serious penalties than misdemeanors, being convicted of a misdemeanor can still result in possible jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record.
If you have been accused of allowing an advertisement that advertises substances or services that cause a miscarriage, or of publishing such an advertisement in any printed work you control, you should reach out to LV Criminal Defense for help fighting charges.
Our dedicated and experienced legal team can provide the personalized advice you need to try to reduce or avoid penalties for this serious crime. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today to get personalized advice from a defense lawyer in Las Vegas.