Prostitution

slide-las-vegas-stripThis may come as a shock to many, but Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas, Nevada!  Although, there are certain rural areas in Nevada where prostitution and the solicitation thereof are legal, these acts are restricted to counties with a population of less than 700,000 (see Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 244.345).  Las Vegas is located in Clark County, the most heavily populated county in Nevada, with a population that exceeds 2,000,000 people. Thus, prostitution is illegal.  A Prostitution charge in Las Vegas, Nevada can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.  A prostitution act between two consenting adults is a misdemeanor offense which carries a fine of up to $1,000 and potential jail sentence of up to 6 months.  If the “hooker” who solicits or engages in prostitution is diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, they will be charged with a felony and face 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.  Lastly, solicitation of prostitution, or the engagement of prostitution, with a child is a felony, with a penalty of 1-4 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

The most common criminal offenses related to prostitution for which people are arrested for and charged with in Las Vegas, are Solicitation and Pandering.  Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced in defending his clients for a variety of prostitution related offenses including but not limited to prostitution, solicitation and pandering.  He will discuss all possible defenses on your prostitution related offense and work towards a dismissal of said charge with the goal of preserving your record.