Prostitution involves the exchange of money or property for sexual favors. While most prostitution charges are filed class A or B misdemeanors a person with multiple prior convictions could be charged with a felony.
Law enforcement officers frequently set up sting operations where an officer will pose as a "john" or prostitute's customer. If the prostitute solicits the officer, he or she will be immediately arrested.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, a conviction for prostitution could result in:
Entrapment is one of several defenses that can be used to help prevent a guilty verdict in your case, and may even result in a reduction in charges or case dismissal. In an entrapment defense, prostitution charges are contested on the basis that the defendant was induced to commit a crime that they wouldn't have committed otherwise.
If you have been arrested for prostitution, it is important that you contact a sex crimes defense attorney as soon as possible. Many times a person charged with prostitution is also charged with other misdemeanor crimes such as trespassing, pandering and loitering. An experienced defense attorney can give you sound advice regarding your legal situation and defense options.
If you have been charged with prostitution, contact the Law Offices of Ned Barnett today for a free and confidential review of your case.
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