Prostitution is defined as the exchange of sexual services for money. You may also be charged with prostitution if you arrange for others to engage in sexual behavior for money, or if you commit any act that involves prostituting and sex trafficking minors. If you are found to have enticed or caused a minor under the age of 18 to be prostituted than you can be found guilty of a second degree felony.
If you are found guilty of sex trafficking of minors, or even causing a minor to perform in the nude for compensation, you could be facing penalties for a first degree felony. In addition, it is also illegal to operate an establishment that individuals frequent to pay for sexual activity. As sex crimes can cause hysteria and prejudice, it is always best to enlist help from a
Miami criminal defense lawyer if you are charged with any prostitution offense.
Seltzer Law, PA: Experienced Sex Crime Attorney in Miami
As experienced legal professionals, we at Seltzer Law, PA know that there are a number of options at your disposal to help you fight charges of prostitution. You may be entitled to a pretrial intervention program, or a substance abuse treatment program. As with any sex crime, prostitution charges can put a blemish on your record and follow you the rest of your life. Your reputation may be at stake, and we are here to fight for your rights and provide you with an aggressive defense strategy. Our team of seasoned attorneys will explain all of your options, and help you settle on a legal strategy that will maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome.
The penalties for all prostitution offenses range from probation to several years in prison, depending on the circumstances. You may also be liable for large fines and ordered to submit to testing for sexually transmissible diseases. If you are found to have engaged in prostitution after testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), you could be found guilty of a felony in the third degree. Penalties for prostitution charges involving minors may be increased over the standard punishment levied for a particular charge.