Solicitation of Prostitution in Las Vegas, Nevada is illegal, one can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Solicitation of prostitution occurs when a person offers or agrees to engage in a sex act for money or something of value. Similar to other criminal offenses in Las Vegas that are categorized as “attempts” the sex act, nor the actual exchange of money are required to be charged with Solicitation of Prostitution. An offer or agreement to engage in prostitution alone is all that is necessary to be charged.
The Solicitation of Prostitution between two 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 agrees to engage in prostitution has been 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, the solicitation 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.
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 Solicitation of Prostitution offense and work towards a dismissal of said charge with the goal of preserving your record.