Published January 28th, 2020
When people talk about life in Las Vegas, you’ll be most likely to think how cool and awesome it would be to live there.
Not only you can have a non-stop partying and gambling in Sin City, but some people travel all the way to Las Vegas because they believe prostitution there is legal.
But unknown to many, prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, and you could face serious jail time.
To avoid inconvenient and unwanted situations during your visit, here are the things you should know about prostitution in Las Vegas and what punishment you can have if you get caught.
WHAT IS PROSTITUTION?
In the state of Nevada, prostitution defines as engaging in sex in exchange for money or a fee. Nevada allows operating brothels for counties with less than 700,000 residents.
While only eight counties have legal brothels, it doesn’t include Clark County, where the city of Las Vegas is in.
IS PROSTITUTION SAME WITH SOLICITATION?
People always confuse Solicitation with Prostitution. Solicitation is when people find a client to a prostitute and earn money from it. This is more commonly known as “pimping.”
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR PROSTITUTION?
Both solicitation and prostitution in Las Vegas are considered as a misdemeanor offense. For first time offenders, charges include no more than six months of jail time and a fine no more than $1,000, or both.
However, soliciting a minor, or a child below 18 years old will face a Class E felony. A Class E felony is usually punishable by one to four years of imprisonment and a fine up to $5,000.
Prostitution is a serious crime, and lack of knowledge of Nevada laws is no excuse. This type of offense will show on your record, and it can affect the rest of your life.
It can limit where you work, where you live, and it can limit your opportunity to have a better life.
Problems like this usually need help from a professional. And a criminal defense attorney would be a great help in reducing your penalty.
ARE ESCORTS LEGAL IN LAS VEGAS?
While prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, Escorts are legal there and in some other cities.
Escorts are hired to accompany others in either public or private settings.
Although it is legal in Nevada, the only escorts allowed to operate are those that are state-licensed. However, they are not allowed to offer sexual services, or they will be facing a charge of prostitution.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Franchette Agatha Jardin believes that everyone has the capacity to help those who are in need. She writes blogs about issues and news surrounding those in prison in the hopes of restoring a little extra faith in humanity.