Providing False Information

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

In the state of Nevada prostitution is a widespread problem that law enforcement invests a great deal of resources in securing convictions. Due to the fact that many of the acts that are associated with prostitution are not illegal in themselves, such as dressing provocatively, meeting people at bars for "dates" or having sexual relations with a stranger without exchanging money, prostitution can be difficult to prove. For this reason, the police will often times make every attempt to charge a suspected prostitute with another crime, virtually any crime such as trespassing, loitering, underage gambling, using a false ID, or even providing false information. If you have been arrested for any crime in Clark County, you are urged to seek legal counsel from a qualified Las Vegas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Providing False Information & Obstructing a Public Officer

It's perfectly natural to become extremely nervous when you are confronted by a police officer. In these situations people can experience an adrenaline rush, an accelerated heart beat and they can feel a deep sense of anxiety and fear. Although it is always advised to be honest and forthright with the police, sometimes people will provide false information to the cops out of fear of going to jail. Whether you lie about your name, your age, or if you refuse to provide information when you are legally required to, you can be charged with obstructing a public officer, which in Nevada is a misdemeanor offense that carries up to six months in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

At the Brown Law Offices, we understand these types of situations and why they happen very well. Whether you were afraid of giving out your real name, or if you lied about your home address, or if you were afraid you would somehow be tied to another crime, we see these types of cases all the time. Without knowledge that being dishonest with the police in any fashion could get you into legal trouble, it's easy to make mistakes, especially when you are nervous.

Las Vegas Prostitution Attorney

At our firm, attorney Phil Brown is a former Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clark County who worked as a prosecutor for more than 14 years. His unique experience makes him exceptionally qualified to handle your case. Today, he strictly practices criminal defense in Las Vegas in both the state and federal courts. He uses his experience as a prosecuting attorney to gain an edge in all of his cases because he knows exactly how the opposition thinks and acts. Our firm will not treat you like just another criminal; instead we will treat you with the dignity and respect that you deserve, regardless of what you are being charged with. We take a proactive, aggressive approach to all of our cases and we are result driven in all that we do. Your liberty and your future are priority to us and we will stop at nothing to help you obtain a favorable case result. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with a member of our legal team.

Contact a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney from the firm if you have been arrested for prostitution or obstructing a public officer.