In 2019, 49.5 million people visited Las Vegas to enjoy gambling, shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment. While visitor traffic has fallen drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is beginning to creep back up, and likely will continue to increase in 2021. . The Associated Press reported that 1.9 million people visited Las Vegas in October 2020, about half of the 3.7 million it hosted in October 2019.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the top ten origin markets to visit Las Vegas by air are:
- Los Angeles Area (1,564,697 arriving passengers in 2019)
- San Francisco Area (1,520,838 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Chicago Area (814,785 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Seattle Area (690,001 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Dallas Area ( 671,128 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Denver Area ( 635,552 arriving passengers in 2019)
- New York Area ( 510,195 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Washington, D.C. Area ( 502,282 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Houston Area ( 476,521 arriving passengers in 2019)
- Atlanta Area ( 443,865 arriving passengers in 2019)
While the vast majority of people who visit Las Vegas do so without incident, for some people, a visit to Las Vegas ends in arrest. If you have been arrested on a visit to Las Vegas, you should know that you are not alone. Being charged with a crime as a tourist is always unfortunate and not ideal. It also presents a unique set of issues and concerns. At LV Criminal Attorneys, we can help you if you have been arrested while visiting Las Vegas for any crime, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs (DUID)
- Drug possession and use
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Disorderly conduct
- Open and gross lewdness
- Unpaid casino marker debt
- Battery and domestic violence.
When you are arrested for a crime while visiting Las Vegas, what happened in Las Vegas will not necessarily stay in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has a reputation for promoting indulgence, illegal activities, and wild nights. If you are arrested in Las Vegas, you may be hundreds or even thousands of miles away from home. Fortunately, in most cases, your attorney can stand in on your behalf in a court appearance, and you do not need to be physically present,
Get a Free Consultation With a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
At LV Criminal Defense, we have helped tourists get charges reduced and dismissed. Our goal is always the most successful outcome. Do not make the mistake of skipping your hearing date. A warrant will be issued for your arrest, and will show up on any criminal background check, no matter where you live. Eventually, this will catch up with you. If you are a foreign national and have an active warrant in the U.S., you may face immigration consequences.
It’s critical that you know the full scope of your legal rights and options available. No matter what charges you are facing, we will help you get the best outcome for your case. Call us at 702-623-6362 to discuss your case.