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An experienced West Palm Beach Prostitution Defense Attorney can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your final sentence. A few of the most common charges that fall into the prostitution category are detailed below.

Before hiring a Prostitution Defense Attorney, what should I know about Prostitution: F.S. 796.07?

The state of Florida defines Prostitution as giving or receiving sexual activity in exchange for money. In addition to the standard definition of Prostitution, the law also considers solicitation and pandering (pimping).

Before hiring a Prostitution Defense Attorney, what should I know about Prostitution: F.S. 796.07?
Prostitution – F.S. 796.07

As with many charges, the State upgrades penalties for prior convictions of the same crime. In the case of Prostitution, the first offense is generally a 2nd-degree misdemeanor.

Second offenses are considered 1st-degree misdemeanors. Third offenses and all offenses after that are 3rd-degree felonies.

Because of the close relationship between drug addiction and Prostitution, Florida mandates alternate sentences for 3rd offenses. Instead of jail time, offenders participate in intervention and substance abuse programs.

The usual defense of a prostitution charge is to claim that the sexual activity was consensual.

Is it possible to erase or seal my prostitution record?

You can get it fixed. You must finish your probation and pay all charges, and afterward, you can begin the procedure, but know that it is not an immediate result.

What would it be advisable to plea, and what may I expect for a conviction and sentence?

If the State accuses you of a third-degree felony offense, the possible, however improbable, disciplinary action is up to five years in jail. You must plead innocent and hire an experienced prostitution defense attorney.

How can a West Palm Beach Prostitution Attorney help me with a Solicitation of Prostitution charge (F.S. 796.07(f))?

In Florida, it is a crime when a person “solicits or encourages another person to engage in prostitution.”

What are the penalties for the Solicitation of Prostitution?

How can a West Palm Beach Prostitution Attorney help me with a Solicitation of Prostitution charge (F.S. 796.07(f))?
Solicitation Of Prostitution, F.S. 796.07(F)
  • The first offense, a second-degree misdemeanor, is punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.
  • The second offense, a misdemeanor of the first degree, is punishable by penalties ranging from probation up to one year in the county jail.
  • Third and subsequent offenses, second-degree felonies, are punishable by penalties ranging from probation up to 15 years in state prison and a 60-day impoundment of the defendant’s operating vehicle.

What defenses would an experienced Prostitution Attorney use for a Solicitation of Prostitution charge?

An excellent criminal defense attorney will thoroughly research the background of the State’s witnesses to see if there are grounds to demonstrate that their testimony against the defendant lacks credibility.

In addition, if, in obtaining its evidence, the State violated the Constitution, a zealous prostitution defense lawyer will cite the law that requires the State to exclude such evidence from the case. When prohibiting the State from using evidence in a case, the State often drops the case or, alternatively, offers a desirable plea agreement to resolve the controversy.

How can I be charged with soliciting an escort if their advertisement particularly expressed that cash is for their time and camaraderie?

The advertisement, without anything else, means nothing. These advertisements are typically a means of Prostitution. The difference is the words articulated and the actions performed when discussing cash. You could have a decent defense.

However, you can’t know how solid those defenses may be until we review all the information about the case.

What is Assignation to Commit Prostitution: F.S. 796.07?

In Florida, it’s a crime to make “…an appointment or engagement for prostitution or lewdness or any act in furtherance of such appointment or engagement.” The offense is called “Assignation to Commit Prostitution.”

What is Assignation to Commit Prostitution: F.S. 796.07?
Assignation to Commit Prostitution, F.S. 796.07

What are the penalties for Assignation to Commit Prostitution in Palm Beach County?

  • A first offense, a second-degree misdemeanor, is punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.
  • A second offense, a first-degree misdemeanor, is punishable by penalties ranging from a term of probation up to one year in the county jail.
  • A third-degree offense, a third-degree felony, is punishable by penalties ranging from a term of probation up to 5 years in state prison.

What defenses would a good West Palm Beach Prostitution Attorney use for an Assignation to commit a prostitution charge?

In some cases, the charge of Assignation to Commit Prostitution may be successfully defended with the legal argument, supported by the facts, that the sexual activity was consensual and therefore did not constitute a crime.

In addition, an experienced prosecution attorney may also defeat a charge by showing the government obtained its evidence by violating the Defendant’s Constitutional rights.

Before hiring a criminal attorney, what should I know about Deriving Support from the Proceeds of Prostitution: F.S. 796.05?

According to Florida Statutes, the crime of Deriving Support from the Proceeds of Prostitution is a crime that occurs when “any person with reasonable belief or knowing another person is engaged in prostitution [,] to live or derive support or maintenance in whole or in part from what is believed to be the earnings or proceeds of such person’s prostitution.”

What is the penalty for Deriving Support from the Proceeds of Prostitution?

Before hiring a criminal attorney, what should I know about Deriving Support from the Proceeds of Prostitution: F.S. 796.05?
Deriving Support From The Proceeds Of Prostitution, F.S. 796.05
  • For a first offense, a second-degree felony is punishable by penalties ranging from probation up to 15 years in state prison.
  • A second offense is a first-degree felony, punishable by penalties ranging from probation up to 30 years in prison.
  • Third and subsequent offenses are first-degree felonies, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years.

What defenses would a skilled Prostitution Attorney use for Deriving Support from the Proceeds charge?

When defending accusations of a person committing this crime of committing this crime defense is limited to using the particular facts and circumstances that led to the arrest. One common defense is trying to prove the State obtained its evidence in violation of the Constitution. In that case, the State cannot use the evidence in the prosecution.

A defendant’s successful suppression of such evidence, achieved through the investigation and research of his prostitution defense attorney, commonly provides cause for the State to drop the case or the judge to dismiss the case.

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