Prostitution Laws in Nevada

Reno & Las Vegas Prostitution Defense

Prostitution is defined as the act of offering sexual services for some form of payment. In the entire United States, Nevada is the only state that allows it. With that being said, there are laws in Nevada that criminalize the action throughout the state. It is only legal in licensed brothels or for licensed prostitutes that reside in specific areas of the state.

If you have been charged with prostitution in Nevada, call the attorneys at Diaz & Galt toll free at 877-324-6443 for professional assistance from criminal lawyer that have been highly successful in getting clients prostitution and solicitation charges dismissed without having to serve jail-time or having the charges appear on their permanent criminal records.

Legal Prostitution in Nevada

Under the state law, any county in Nevada that has a population of fewer than 400,000 is permitted to have a brothel. Towns and cities that lie within these counties have the option of allowing them or outlawing them altogether. In highly populated areas such as Reno or Las Vegas, prostitution is illegal and various stings are carried out by the law enforcement officials in these cities to catch those offering prostitution services as well as those who try to buy them.

Prostitution Arrest

If apprehended by the authorities for prostitution in Nevada, one can be fined a maximum of $1000 or be sentenced to a maximum of six months in jail. Usually, first time offenders are given warnings and/or sentenced to attend a class. However, repeat offenders will have to pay fines and serve jail time.

The authorities often make arrests through undercover stings at major casinos in Nevada, as well as popular strip or gentleman's clubs. In an undercover operation, male police officers pose as customers and if they are approached for sexual services, they reveal themselves and arrest the offender. Through this process, exotic dancers as well as adult entertainers are often arrested for solicitation or suspected prostitution.

Las Vegas has also been identified by the FBI as one of 14 cities in the US that has a high rate of child prostitution. In Nevada it is strictly illegal and if apprehended, will result in fines as well as jail time if found guilty.

Pandering Defense

A much more serious offense than prostitution is Pandering and if the crime involves a minor, the penalties are oftentimes much more severe and is typically charged as a class A felony. Our Nevada law firm has extensive understanding of the complexities of pandering cases. There are a number of strategies that we can use in your defense. We fight aggressively to protect your rights and your freedom. Our primary focus is beating the charges brought against you!

Defense for Solicitation of Prostitution

When an alleged prostitute offers sexual services in exchange for payment, or a suspected customer, or "John," seeks to provide payment for sex, either party can be detained and charged with misdemeanor solicitation. These cases are often revolve around circumstantial evidence and can be tough to prove. When you hire our firm, we will thoroughly examine all of the evidence and present the strongest possible case in your defense.

Contact us online for a free consultation about your case. You can reach or Las Vegas or Reno offices by phone or call 877-324-6443 toll free at any time. We will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and tell you what we can do to help.

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