What is a sex crime in Nevada?
Any crime in this list is considered a Nevada sex crime:
- Sexual Assault (including rape), which involves penetration of a person’s body ;
- Statutory Sexual Seduction (statutory rape) which can be a non-violent offense between consenting partners;
- Open or gross lewdness crimes that include indecent exposure or other sex acts that do not involve penetration of a human body;
- Lewdness with a child under the age of 14;
- Sexual Misconduct between Teachers and Students, even if the student consented;
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; and
- Internet crimes against children, including filming a sex act with a child or simply possessing a pornographic work that includes a child.
Isn’t Prostitution Legal In Nevada?
Prostitution is only legal in some parts of Nevada and it is definitely against the law in Clark County and Las Vegas. In fact, Clark County takes prostitution crimes very seriously. Prostitution is legal in some of the rural counties in Nevada but it is highly regulated. Most rural counties require that legal prostitution occur at brothels which are monitored and scrutinized by local, rural governments.
Because Las Vegas has a reputation for sex and wild nightlife, many people come to Las Vegas with the misconception that prostitution is legal. In Clark County, including Las Vegas, prostitution is very much against the law. In fact, Clark County takes prostitution crimes very seriously and most people soliciting sex for money in Las Vegas are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
What are the penalties if I am convicted of a sex crime in Nevada?
The criminal penalty for a sex crime conviction depending on the type of sex crime for which you are convicted. Convictions for a sex offense have consequences that can range from a gross misdemeanor with probation to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the most serious, repeated offenses, especially those against minors.
In most cases, Nevada sex crimes are charged as felonies and that can stay with you for the rest of your life. A conviction for a felony sex crime could result in you having to register as a sex offender. Being a registered sex offender can make the already difficult task of finding housing and a job for a person with a felony conviction even more difficult. In addition, it could result in you losing various employment opportunities such as those that require a license to work with children or vulnerable persons. You could also lose custody of your children and even unsupervised visitation with them if you are convicted of a sex crime.
Why should I hire you to represent me if I am charged with a sex crime?
The experienced sex crime defense lawyers at Rosenblum Law Offices have dealt with various accusations of sexual assault, molestation and even rape. Because sex crimes often involve a he said/she said scenario it is important to have a lawyer on your side that will not rush to judgment and who will take the time to provide a thorough investigation of the allegations and evidence. If you or someone you know is facing allegations of a sex crime, call us today. We can help. (702) 433-2889.