Prostitution is only legal in the state of Nevada in a licensed house of prostitution or a brothel. Since brothels are not legal in Clark County, it is illegal to engage in prostitution, or solicitation of prostitution, in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. The penalty for misdemeanor prostitution is up to six months in… Continue Reading »


Burglary carries a severe penalty of up to ten years in state prison. In Nevada, the offense of burglary is not what one typically imagines when envisioning a burglary: a person breaking into a house or business at night for the purpose of committing a theft. In this state, a burglary occurs whenever someone enters… Continue Reading »


The offense of forgery occurs when someone makes, alters, or counterfeits a writing, such as a check, or attempts to present a forged document though it were legitimate. Forgery is a felony offense in Nevada, carrying a penalty of up to four years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.   There are many… Continue Reading »


In Nevada, theft is a similar offense to larceny, but, unlike larceny, theft does not require someone to physically move an item into his or her possession. Rather, theft can occur, for example, when someone deceives another person into paying them money or providing them a service, or where someone finds lost property and keeps… Continue Reading »


In Nevada, larceny can be a felony or a misdemeanor offense, depending on the value of the items allegedly stolen.┬áPetit larceny (a misdemeanor) occurs when someone steals, takes, carries, leads away, or drives away the property of another with a value under $650. Petit larceny carries a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail… Continue Reading »