Las Vegas Prostitution Defense Attorney
Seek Representation from a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Prostitution, the exchange of sexual acts for money or other valuables,
is illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. A person who is charged
with prostitution in Las Vegas may face serious penalties if convicted.
Generally, these are misdemeanor offenses that may be punishable by up
to 6 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. A first time offender may
be able to avoid these penalties through probation, community service,
attendance of prostitution education class or other alternative sentences
in lieu of jail time.
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney and former District Attorney, I am very familiar with the intricacies
of a prostitution-related case. I provide aggressive
criminal defense representation to clients facing prostitution and
solicitation of prostitution charges in this area, working to represent their interests and protect
their rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Determining Guilt in a Prostitution Case
In an attempt to secure a conviction for a Las Vegas prostitution case,
law enforcement and prosecutors will often use circumstantial evidence.
Because many transactions between alleged prostitutes and their customers
are rarely videotaped, officer testimony and circumstantial evidence will
be the only things the prosecutor has to prove guilt. Evidence that is
circumstantial does not directly prove that a crime was committed but
rather, that it may be deduced that the crime occurred because of this
evidence. For example, large amounts of cash, a list of "clients,"
condoms and clothing that may indicate that a person is a prostitute may
be considered circumstantial evidence.
In handling a case involving prostitution, I may look to this evidence
and work on questioning its validity or bringing to light that it cannot prove
beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of prostitution. Results will vary depending
on the case, but I can use my experience as a Las Vegas criminal lawyer
to determine how to best approach your charges.