Tourist Arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada

Being Arrested While on a Holiday or Vacation

Tourist Arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drug Charges. Solicitation of Prostitution. Domestic Violence.

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 classified Ads sites, such as Craigslist, or social networking sites, such as Facebook. The Las Vegas adult content section of was shut down in January 2017, but other online sites still exist and routinely monitored by undercover agents and detectives.

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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.

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We Can Help

If you are an out-of-state visitor arrested in Las Vegas, you must take these charges very seriously. You can’t skip your hearing date – a warrant will be issued on your arrest and this warrant will stay on your record forever or until you appear in court. Warrants never expire. Having an active warrant will come up during your background check regardless of what state you live in.

If you are a foreign national and have an active warrant on your arrest in the U.S., you will have immigration consequences when applying for a permanent visa.

In Las Vegas, if you hire an attorney, he or she usually can waive your presence for the first court date. However, the court 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 vacation in Las Vegas, call us to discuss your case. We are here to help. We successfully reduced and even dismissed criminal charges for numerous out-of-state visitors. In most cases, our clients didn't have to fly back to Las Vegas for the hearing.

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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.

We are discreet. We will communicate with you via text, e-mails, Skype, phone, whatever you prefer.

The office of Heshmati & Associates is located in downtown Las Vegas at 515 S. 7th Street.

Walk-ins are welcome!

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Phone: 702-432-1000

Fax: 702-446-6776

Heshmati & Associates
515 S. 7th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101-6903

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