Have you been arrested for allegedly soliciting, pandering or engaging in
prostitution in Las Vegas? If so, it is imperative that you retain the services of
a powerful criminal defense attorney who can protect you against expensive
fines and possible jail time. Depending on the unique circumstances of
your situation, a lawyer can employ several different defense strategies
to disprove the prosecution’s claims and advocate for a dismissal
of your charges.
Possible Defenses for Prostitution
An entrapment defense can possibly be used to combat prostitution charges.
Oftentimes, police officers will perform undercover sting operations by
posing as prostitutes or solicitors of prostitution. If the undercover
officer is able to coax a person into agreeing to exchange money for sexual
favors, they will make an arrest on prostitution charges. This can be
controversial, as it is illegal for police to induce or encourage a person
to commit a crime. If you were arrested in a sting operation and expressed
a desire to not go ahead with the proposed sexual transaction, you may
have been the victim of entrapment.
Lack of Evidence
Lack of evidence is another commonly used defense. A skilled lawyer can
sometimes convince the prosecution that there is insufficient evidence
to convict their client if not all elements of the crime were satisfied.
This can be accomplished by questioning whether or not a definite agreement
took place regarding the exchange of money or sex, or by arguing that
no further action took place after an agreement was made.
Mistaken criminal conduct is another valid defense strategy, as people
are sometimes arrested simply for being in a place that is known for prostitution
or solicitation. If you did not intend to engage in a sexual act, or if
you were simply responding to a call girl to secure a date, you may not
be convicted. Since these types of charges can stem from a variety of
different situations, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney
as soon as possible to determine the most strategically advantageous defense
Arrested on Prostitution Charges? Call (702) 866-9864
At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our high-caliber
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer can provide a hard-hitting defense against your prostitution charges and
maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome.
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