According to a press release issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Department, a police officer was arrested in October for Soliciting Prostitution
and Loitering for the Purposes of Prostitution. Police did not reveal
the details of the arrest, nor did they provide an explanation for the
delay of nearly two months in releasing this information.
Las Vegas bills itself a city where “anything goes” and “what
happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” However, if you are arrested
for Prostitution related offenses, in Las Vegas, that is not the case.
Las Vegas has multiple different statutes and ordinances that prohibit
prostitution and prostitution related activity. Which laws apply will
depend on the area where you are contacted. For instance, a prostitution
arrest on the Las Vegas Strip will be prosecuted in Justice Court under
the Nevada Revised Statutes and County Codes. However, a prostitution
arrest in the Downtown Area will be prosecuted in Municipal Court under
the City Ordinances.
A conviction for soliciting prostitution or another prostitution related
offense can have substantial effects on your personal and professional
lives. A prostitution conviction can be damaging to your professional
reputation and devastating to your personal relationships. If you or someone
you know has been arrested or charged with a prostitution related offense
in Las Vegas, contact the knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense
lawyers at Brown Law Offices. Our criminal defense attorneys can help.
We will analyze the facts of your case, develop the most aggressive defense
strategy possible and protect your legal rights.