There is nothing worse than being charged with a sex crime. Most people have some degree of sympathy for someone who has been charged or even convicted of a drug crime, but when it comes to sex crimes it seems like the presumption of innocence is thrown out and you are automatically in the public’s eyes “guilty” of the crime of which you are accused. On top of the social stigma the devastating punishments that come with these types of crimes makes it very difficult to navigate using pleas. Sex crimes are likewise problematic because most people arrested for one are taken into custody usually on the word of another person without any other type of evidence being brought to bear. Just the accusation that “something” happened will lead to an attest and even possible conviction depending on the witness testimony. Working in the district attorney’s office made me realize just how little evidence is needed, but it also provided valuable insight as to how to work within the system to assist my clients and get them the justice they deserve.
Common sex crime charges levied in Las Vegas and Clark County:
Sexual Assault (Sexual Battery, Forcible Touching, Rape)
Statutory Sexual Seduction or Rape
Open or Gross Lewdness (Indecent Exposure)
Online Solicitation of a Minor Child
Lewdness with a Child (Child Molestation)
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Sexual Misconduct Between Teacher and Student
In addition to the above there are also a plethora of federal criminal charges you might be facing, as well.
Being found guilty of any sex crimes will impact your life, more so if you have been caught in a criminal act with a minor. Romeo and Juliet laws are practically non-existent in Nevada, and even a situation between a minor and someone who is not necessarily that much older can result in a charge. Sex crimes generally come with prison terms, exclusions being prostitution, but even then many people involved in consensual sexual relations for money can still end up in jail depending on which offense they have been charged with. Even when someone has left prison they are still required to register as a sex offender which can effect your entire life.
Don’t Wait. Every Second Counts
Who you choose as an attorney has more to do with what happens in the long run than the details.
Being accused of a sex crime in Las Vegas or Clark County means you must act quickly by hiring an experienced attorney who has see the inside of a courtroom and understands how to defend you aggressively against all charges.
Prostitution in Las Vegas
Despite our area’s sex tourism, prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas or Clark County. There are a few counties which have decriminalized this, but they are rural areas and have zero effect on your prostitution charge in Las Vegas. You can still be charged with solicitation of prostitution, engaging in prostitution, pandering, or even advertising. The Las Vegas police department routinely engages in sting operations which land many consensually-engaged people into our courts.
If you have been charged with prostitution in Las Vegas I can help. I have had a lot of experience on the other side of the fence negotiating deals and I can help you, too.
Charged with a sex crime?
If you have been charged with any sex crime in Las Vegas, this is a serious offense that needs immediate defense. Your innocence has very little to do, unfortunately, with the outcome of your case.
If you want an aggressive defender of your rights who has seen the other side and knows how to take apart their case, call Kristine Kuzemka today!