Prostitution and STDs are strongly connected because prostitution can lead
to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In Nevada's legal
brothels, prostitutes and clients are required by law to use protection
during transactions. Women at legal brothels also receive weekly tests
In the unregulated prostitution industry, however, there are no safeguards.
The spread of HIV and AIDS presents an enormous risk to the community,
and lawmakers have created special penalties for people to sell sex with
the knowledge that they have tested positive.
If you or someone you know has been accused of
prostitution with AIDS, it's important that you contact a
Las Vegas Prostitution Attorney as soon as possible.
Prostitution With STDs Or Aids
NRS 201.358 provides the penalty for engaging in prostitution or solicitation
of prostitution with AIDS.
*These punishment apply to both legal and illegal prostitution.
Engaging in prostitution or solicitation while knowingly carrying the Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(AIDS) carries with it a prison term of 2 to 10 years in prison and a
fine of up to $10,000. This penalty is in effect if the carrier has tested
positive for HIV in State approved facility and the carrier has received
notice of the positive test.
Why Is It Important To Have An Attorney Experienced With Cases Involving
Prostitution Or Solicitation With Aids?
The majority of criminal convictions involving sexual transmission of HIV
involve an HIV positive person not informing their negative partner about
their status. In cases where a client is accused of transmitting AIDS
to a second party in the course of an act of prostitution, the courts
are looking for evidence suggesting Intentional, Reckless or Accidental
transmission. A Las Vegas criminal attorney with experience in handling
prostitution and solicitation cases where HIV transmission is a factor
must have an experienced investigative team to uncover facts that may
prove their client’s potential innocence under the law. It is imperative
to have experienced legal counsel in order to successfully beat charges
of this type. The legal team at
Oronoz Ericsson & Gaffney is committed to protecting the rights of each client through the strength
of their investigative and case preparation skills to ensure that each
client’s rights are upheld in order to produce the most favorable outcome.
Las Vegas sex crime lawyers are always ready to discuss the particulars of your prostitution or solicitation
charges and begin developing your defense.