A Pandering charge in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony. Pandering also referred to as “pimping”, is defined in Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 201.300 as anyone who “induces, persuades, encourages, inveigles, entices or compels a person to become a prostitute or to continue to engage in prostitution”. Pandering can be accomplished through force, threat of force, a scheme, fraud, duress or even just a promise.
Although, force and threats of force by a “pimp” to a sex worker to engage in prostitution are commonly alleged by the prosecution in a pandering case, it is not required. For example, if Ryan was to promise Natalie a brand new watch if she engaged in sex acts with John for money, he would be charged with Pandering. If charged with the pandering of an adult with force or the threat of force you would face 1-5 years in prison, if no force or threat of force existed you would still be facing 1-4 years in prison. If charged with the pandering of a child through force or threat of force you would face 2-20 years in prison, if no force or threat of force existed you would still be facing 1-10 years in prison. In addition to being charged for pandering, you could also be charged with living off the earnings of a prostitute, which is also a felony offense and it carries with it a potential 1-4 year prison sentence and fines of up to $5,000.
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 pandering offense and work towards a dismissal of said charge with the goal of preserving your record.