The Las Vegas strip is filled with rambunctious nightlife, scantily clad women and copious amounts of alcohol. Just because a man or women is lingering outside of a casino, does not mean they are guilty of soliciting prostitution. Clark County police invest a great deal of resources to arrest pimps, prostitutes and “Johns” through various sting operations. However, even suggestive gestures submitted into evidence can be insufficient to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. For this reason, many individuals are commonly accused of loitering, which is a common prostitution-related misdemeanor.
In a case like this, it’s not unusual for a prosecutor to spin innocent facts to make you look guilty. Just because you were arrested for loitering, or prostitution, does not mean you have to be convicted. Our office has extensive experience defending loitering cases all throughout Clark County. Your potential defenses may include: entrapment, lack of evidence, and mistake. On the other hand, if you are being charged with prostitution, there may be ways to plead your case down to lesser charges of trespass or disorderly conduct.