Las Vegas Sex Crime Lawyers
Sex crimes will hold severe consequences for your entire life, as these charges will never go away. In the State of Nevada, sex crimes are taken very seriously and come with heavily weighted penalties and consequences for those charged and convicted. If you are convicted of committing a sex crime, you could face large fines, lengthy prison time, and the possibility of probation.
Unfortunately, you can also be required to register as a sex offender. Court records are public information, meaning anyone can access them and find out you were convicted in a court of law for sex crimes. The Defenders are experienced criminal lawyers who are committed to your case, and we will do everything in our power to build the best defense possible that will stand up in court. A sex crime conviction can greatly affect your future job prospects, ability to rent a house or apartment and place great detriment on your personal life. If you find yourself in this position, you are in need of a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney that can help you preserve your integrity and your public image.
Having a sex crime charge can be a terrifying experience. But you don’t have to be intimidated by law enforcement and the legal system.
The Defenders have extensive experience in defending sex crimes, including:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd & lascivious conduct
- Failure to register as a sex offender
One of the biggest sex crimes the Las Vegas area sees is prostitution or solicitation. Contrary to popular belief, there aren’t many places in the state of Nevada where prostitution is legal, and it is NOT legal in Las Vegas. There are only a few places outside of Las Vegas that a person can legally trade sex for money. Other than those licensed and regulated brothels, any type of solicitation or prostitution is illegal and subject to penalties and retribution. It’s important to remember it’s not only the person soliciting a sex act that can be charged with a crime.
Penalties for purchasing the services provided by a prostitute
- Fines up to $1,000
- Up to six months in county jail
False accusations are very common among sex crime charges. These untruthful claims can come from the accuser if they regret their decision of partaking in consensual sex, if they are pressured by police to accuse someone of a sex crime, or if they have fear or remorse about a sexual encounter they had. There are many cases in which prostitution charges are filed against innocent parties. People can easily get caught up in undercover police operations, or just happened to be somewhere that was “the wrong place at the wrong time.” It’s also possible the actions of the parties involved were misunderstood by law enforcement. There are many good defenses to prostitution charges that can persuade the court to dismiss or reduce the charges against you.
Las Vegas Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys
Sex crimes are one of the most serious offenses within the Las Vegas area due to the reputation the city holds. However, a sex crime can greatly affect your life and can drastically change your day-to-day activities. It is important you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case.
The Defenders in Las Vegas delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.
We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone, call us today!
The firm is led by attorney K. Ryan Helmick of The Defenders, who is experienced in dozens of criminal law matters. Ryan and his team have helped thousands of people with their cases. It is his passion. Read more about Ryan here.