Prostitution is illegal in every state except for Nevada, where it is legal in several counties.
Prostitution is the act of exchanging sexual activity for money. Everyone who engages in the transaction of prostitution is guilty of a crime
There are basically four charges or crimes that stem from prostitution: prostitution, solicitation, loitering, and pandering.
Those guilty of the crime of prostitution include the pimp who may negotiate the terms for prostitution, the male or female prostitute who engages in the sexual activity for pay, and the male or female customer or john.
Every state varies on the consequences and exact details regarding prostitution, solicitation, pandering and loitering. It is important to understand what the laws are in your state, and if you live in Nevada, not to make the mistake of believing that prostitution is legal throughout the entire state.
If you have been charged with prostitution, you are more than likely facing a misdemeanor charge. However, if you have been arrested more than once for prostitution, your state may move the charge up to a felony.
You must speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
If you feel that you don’t have enough money for an attorney, you should call one and arrange for a free evaluation of your case. During the evaluation, the attorney will be able to assess your situation and let you know what they think would be the best legal strategy for your needs.
Likewise, if you have been arrested for solicitation, you should seek a criminal defense attorney as well. Soliciting a prostitute carries serious consequences and may also involve revealing your name in public.