Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas, or any other location in Clark County. There is the general belief that prostitution is legal in the state, but this is not the case in all counties. If you are in Las Vegas and solicit a person for a sexual act, you can face a $1,000 fine, up to 6 months in jail, or a long term of probation, as well as being forced to perform community service.
I was accused of soliciting a prostitute, what do I do?
Get a criminal defense lawyer working with you at once. There are many "sting" operations going on in Las Vegas, with law enforcement officers posing as prostitutes. If you decide to ask, "How much" or agree to arrangement such as money or other favors or items for sex, if you are caught in one of these operations, you will be arrested immediately. If you are a visitor to the city, your life has now taken a dangerous turn. Get a local criminal defense lawyer to get to work for you at once, and to pursue having the charges dismissed, or minimally reduced.
Will I go to jail for soliciting?
The answer lies in whether you have been convicted for this crime in the past. A first time offender could be let off with probation. A tough judge may require that you spend some jail time. You will be fined as well, up to $1,000. This is not a minor legal problem, and the entire problem should be handled by an aggressive defender that has a record of success in defending prostitution and solicitation charges.
Contact Las Vegas criminal attorney Philip Brown at once if you are accused of soliciting.