Nevada is known for the legalization of prostitution, but the truth is that prostitution is legal in only certain parts of the state. In Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, prostitution, pimping and soliciting for prostitution remain illegal, and prostitution is often the target of Las Vegas law enforcement.
If you have been arrested for alleged pandering, soliciting or engaging in prostitution, you face the possibility of serious penalties that could follow you for the rest of your life. To protect your rights and future, do not hesitate to contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer with experience in handling these kinds of cases.
For a free consultation with a skilled prostitution defense attorney, call Christiansen Law Offices at 702-763-6113 or send us an email. We understand what is at stake, and we want to fight to protect your rights and freedom.
Many prostitution charges result from undercover sting operations where police officers pose as sex workers or individuals seeking to solicit prostitution. In many cases, the charges are based on what the officer says occurred rather than on physical evidence, such as video or audio recordings.
If you have been arrested for prostitution under any circumstances, you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side to challenge the police officer's claims and those of the prosecution. Entrapment is a real possibility in these cases, and Christiansen Law Offices can help protect you from any unlawful actions on the part of police.
We thoroughly investigate the allegations and explore every option for having the charge reduced or dismissed.
Pandering, otherwise known as pimping, involves compelling or encouraging someone else to engage in prostitution. A person can also be charged with pandering — and dubbed a pimp or madam — by encouraging someone else to become a prostitute or by taking someone from one place to another to engage in prostitution.
Pimping charges are extremely serious. Because of a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking, police and prosecutors are highly motivated to obtain convictions in these cases.
Being convicted of pandering in Las Vegas can lead to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. The penalties are even more severe if the allegations involve pandering a child.
However, depending on the specific circumstances, there are options for defending against pandering charges, including:
- Showing that police carried out an unlawful arrest, search or seizure
- Showing that the accuser or witness is untrustworthy
- Showing that any money taken into evidence was not related to prostitution
- Showing that the charge is based on mistaken identity
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