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The Difference Between Prostitution & Solicitation Crimes

Prostitution and solicitation are different types of sex crimes. The consequences of a conviction for solicitation or prostitution can have lasting legal, social, and personal ramifications for the accused.

What Does Soliciting Sex Mean?

Solicitation” is the act of asking a sex worker for sexual favors in exchange for money, or offering money/something of value in exchange for sex.

Solicitation of Prostitution Meaning 

Prostitution” is a crime where the individual accepts money or something of value in exchange for performing sex acts. Although prostitution is legal in certain rural areas of Nevada, it is illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County.

If you've been accused of soliciting sexual acts or prostitution, reach out to The Draskovich Law Group online or at (702) 381-6590.

Penalties For Sexual Solicitation and Prostitution

Punishments for solicitation versus prostitution are similar, but you will face steeper penalties for the actual act rather than just accepting an offer. While solicitation of an adult is a misdemeanor crime and comes with a maximum punishment of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, prostitution is gross misdemeanor. The penalty for prostitution is, therefore, more severe, and conviction results in a maximum of 1 year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine. Punishments for solicitation of a minor are much stricter and could land you in prison while tens of thousands of dollars in fines, not to mention you will become a registered sex offender.

Arrested for Solicitation or Prostitution Charges? We Can Help.

Our attorneys are skilled in handling sex crimes such as solicitation and prostitution in Las Vegas. We have extensive experience defending individuals, even those caught in police sting operations. Our criminal defense lawyers will do whatever it takes to have your charges dropped and resolve your case without you having to appear in court.

Don’t risk your future on insufficient legal representation without retaining a strong legal counsel to defend you. Our firm is in the business of getting results and investigating the evidence against you while exploring every possible defense strategy available. After all, mistakes and false allegations can be made. One possible strategy is to prove law enforcement in a sting operation deviated from the specific fashion in which they must conduct themselves.

Contact The Draskovich Law Group Today

Our firm approaches criminal cases with zeal to defend your legal rights, which makes us a highly respected legal firm in the Las Vegas area both for locals and tourists. Let us help you if you’ve been arrested for prostitution or solicitation.

Get an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side who has the commitment necessary to help you achieve the optimal outcome for your case. Contact us now at (702) 381-6590 for a free case evaluation.