Pandering & Pimping Defense in Las Vegas

Pandering, or what many would know as “pimping,” is a serious crime in Nevada and carries felony charges. Make no mistake about it, pandering is illegal in Nevada. Pandering generally is when a person induces, persuades, encourages, inveigles, entices or compels a person to become a prostitute or to continue to engage in prostitution, or become an inmate of a house of prostitution or assigned place where prostitution is encouraged. A person may also commit pandering if one receives, gives or agrees to receive or give any money or thing of value for procuring or attempting to procure a person to become a prostitute or to come into this state or leave this state for purposes of prostitution. Once crossing state lines become involved, one may be facing federal charges as well.

Penalties for pandering, which do not apply to the customer of a prostitute, are as follows:

  • If physical force or immediate threat of physical force is used upon an adult, a category C felony with a minimum 1 year up to a 5 year prison sentence and a possible fine not more than $10,000
  • If no physical force or immediate threat of physical is used upon the adult, a category D felony with a minimum 1 year up to a 4 year prison sentence and a possible fine of $5,000
  • If physical force or immediate threat of physical force is used upon an child, a category B felony with a minimum 2 years and a maximum term up to 20 years in prison and a possible fine not more than $20,000
  • If no physical force or immediate threat of physical is used upon the child, a category B felony with a minimum 1 year up to a maximum 10 year prison term and possible fine not more than $10,000

Pandering is a serious offense which imposes felony charges. It is important to seek legal advice if you have been charged with pandering. Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata at 702-366-0891.

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