Minors in a Gaming Establishment

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Las Vegas is a hub for international travelers and local visitors alike. The city that never sleeps draws people from all over the world for its warm weather, fine dining, elaborate hotels, gambling and of course, the oldest occupation, prostitution. Contrary to popular belief, prostitution is not legalized in the entire state of Nevada, nor is it legal in casinos along the famous "strip." Prostitution is only legalized in licensed brothels. However, Nevada laws don't change the fact that prostitution is as profitable as ever in Las Vegas.

If you have been arrested for a crime in Las Vegas, contact a criminal defense attorney from the Brown Law Offices.

The appeal of quick hard cash hopelessly attracts people from all over the United States to the business of prostitution. Due to the atmosphere in Las Vegas, the oldest business of prostitution is thriving. Clark County police continue to employ various sting operations to arrest prostitutes, their pimps, and "Johns" at local casinos and in the shadier parts of town. However, not all of law enforcement's efforts pay off. When desperate police officers fail to secure enough damning evidence against a prostitute, they will often make every attempt to charge them with something else.

Charged with underage gambling instead of prostitution?

Casinos are swarming with national and international travelers and their professional escorts, and the police are well aware of the fact. However, proving that a crime is being committed is easier said than done. Often times when the police can't charge someone with prostitution, then they will find something else to charge them with. Such "alternative" charges typically include trespassing, loitering, using a false ID, or even underage gambling. If it can be proven that a suspected prostitute was a minor inside a gambling establishment, then he or she can be charged with underage gambling. In Nevada, underage gambling is a misdemeanor offense which carries up to six months in county jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Las Vegas Prostitution Attorney

At the Brown Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping our clients get their charges dismissed wherever possible. At the very least, we want to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case which may include lighter penalties, reduced charges and fewer fines. Attorney Phil Brown has more than 14 years of experience as a former prosecutor, and because of his former experience, he knows exactly how to search for weaknesses in the prosecution's case and use them to your advantage. Over the years he has personally handled innumerable misdemeanor and felony cases in both the state and federal courts from both sides of the law. When you are seeking reduced or dismissed charges in your case, you can't go wrong with an attorney who has built a solid reputation amongst judges and prosecutors all throughout Clark County.

Were you arrested for underage gambling? Contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer from the Brown Law Offices today!