Miami Prostitution Attorney
Allegations of Prostitution & Soliciting a Prostitute
The state of Florida does not take prostitution charges lightly, and you
will face severe consequences if you are convicted of prostitution in
Miami. Being charged with prostitution is a frightening and unpleasant
experience, especially for individuals who are not familiar with the intolerant
criminal justice system. When your freedom and reputation are at stake,
there is nothing more important than securing the help of a talented Miami
criminal defense lawyer.
The act of prostitution is described in Chapter 796 of the 2011 Florida
Statutes as the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity in
exchange for currency or something of value. You must understand the serious
nature of the penalties that you could be convicted of, and a Miami prostitution
lawyer from our firm can walk you through the details of your case.
Were you trapped or baited?
If you were arrested for soliciting a prostitute who was under the age
of 18, then you will be guilty of a second-degree felony. It is a third-degree
felony to force a person into prostitution. These and other prostitution-related
charges are extremely serious and could change the course of your life
dramatically. Many times, individuals are baited into these charges by
way of a police sting. “Entrapment” is the term used when
police officers pose as individuals for the purpose of catching people
in the act of committing a crime like prostitution. Entrapment has been
widely debated, since it may be argued that the individual would not have
committed the crime if law enforcement did not bait them. For example,
an officer could dress as a prostitute and arrest the individual who solicits
Our superior legal defense team has 50+ years of combined legal experience
in which we have honed our legal skills and gained further insight into
criminal law. We are familiar with the nine types of prostitution acts
that are outlined in the Florida Statutes and we will carefully assess
your situation to apply the best defense strategy for your case. You may
be charged with prostitution for residing or entering a place for the
purpose of prostitution, or even directing or transporting a person to
a place of prostitution.
The laws surrounding prostitution charges are incredibly complex, and your
specific penalties will depend on if you have had any previous convictions.
A first-time prostitution offense can result in up to 60 days in jail,
six months' probation and $450 in fines. The penalties increase substantially
for each reoccurring offense, and a third-time offender will face a third-degree
felony charge. Don't wait to secure the help of a legal advocate who
will go the extra mile on your behalf.