Tourist Arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada
Being Arrested While on a Holiday or Vacation
If you are a tourist and you have been arrested for solicitation of prostitution, illegal possession of drugs, or domestic violence, call us at 702-432-1000 to speak with a criminal defense attorney directly. We represent out-of-state and international travelers accused of crime in Las Vegas.
Initial consultations are always free and confidential.
Most Common Criminal Charges
In Las Vegas, when tourists are arrested in hotels, casinos, nightclubs, the most common criminal charges are:
- Illegal Possession of Control Substance
- Solicitation of Prostitution
- Domestic Violence
Is Solicitation of Prostitution a Crime in Las Vegas?
Yes, prostitution is illegal in Clark County which includes Las Vegas, Nevada and solicitation of prostitution is a crime.
The Las Vegas metropolitan police department regularly sets up undercover sting operations in which they send attractive young female and male cadets to pose as prostitutes. Usually, this happens on the casino gaming floor, but we had seen cases in which sting operations were conducted online via networking sites such as Craigslist, Facebook or Backpage.
Police Sting Operations
We get many e-mails from people, asking, "How common are Las Vegas police escort stings?" or "How often Las Vegas police carries out prostitution sting operations?"
The short answer is, "The police conduct escort stings REGULARLY in Las Vegas." So, if you thought that it happens only on Mondays, Tuesdays or the 1st day of every the month - think again.
If you or someone you know have been arrested for solicitation of prostitution in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney with experience in these types of cases. We invite you to call us at 702-432-1000. We routinely resolve solicitation of prostitution charges and you don't have to travel back to Las Vegas for future court dates.
Tourist Arrests & Drugs
Frequently, tourists are arrested while consuming any illegal narcotics or possessing illegal narcotics on the gaming floors of casinos. Many people are detained by nightclub security and arrested for possessing illegal drugs while at a nightclub or pool party. If this happens to you or somebody you know, contact us at 702-432-1000 immediately. And, for your information, over 50% of hotel security busts happen in the bathroom stalls.
Tourist Arrests & Domestic Violence
Another very common criminal charge in Las Vegas hotels, casinos, or nightclubs is a battery domestic violence charge - a physical and verbal abuse against family member, spouse, dating partner or a housemate.
Sometimes, tourists have too much to drink and get into a loud argument. They forget that in hotels, casinos, nightclubs there are security guards everywhere and surveillance cameras recording everything.
So, if you and your significant other got into a fight, remember to keep it private and avoid unwanted physical contact.
In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, when an allegation of domestic violence has been made, the police are REQUIRED to arrest a party.
If it happened to you, you need to hire an attorney.
How We Can Help
In Las Vegas, if you hire an attorney, he or she usually can waive your presence for the first court date. However, the court often requires your presence if you do not have an attorney to speak on your behalf.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime while on holiday or vacation in Las Vegas, call us to discuss your case. We are here to help!
Every e-mail goes directly to attorney Parviz Heshmati's cell phone. Once he receives your message, he will call you back as soon as possible.
The office of Heshmati & Associates is located in downtown Las Vegas at 515 S. 7th Street.
Walk-ins are welcome!