prostitution charges explained

 

Prostitution and sex trafficking are serious offenses in Florida. Particularly when these offenses involve minors, an individual accused of prostitution may face a state prison sentence of 5 to 15 years. Something that makes this offense particularly serious is that even agreeing to or offering sexual activity for money constitutes prostitution and is a crime - even if you did not follow through with the act.

If you have been accused of or are under investigation for prostitution, you will need a criminal defense lawyer who has the knowledge and resources to effectively assert your rights. You will need a lawyer who isn't afraid to go up against tough prosecutors and extensive evidence that the State (prosecution) may have obtained.

I am familiar with defending prostitution charges throughout Hillsborugh County. I am a former state prosecutor and use my extensive knowledge of both sides of a criminal charge to his clients' benefits. If you are looking for excellent legal representation, call today for a free consultation.

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Prostitution Laws and Penalties in Florida


Under Title XLVI, Chapter 796 "Prostitution" of the Florida Statutes, it is illegal to:

 

  • Offer or agree to secure another person for the purpose of prostitution

     

  • Transport or take a person somewhere for the purpose of prostitution
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  • Own or rent property for the purpose of prostitution
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  • Solicit or persuade another to engage in prostitution
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  • To offer sexual acts in exchange for money
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  • To agree to accept money in exchange for sexual acts
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  • To commit or engage in prostitution
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  • To participate in any way or to aid or abet another in any of the above acts
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A first offense is punishable by up to 60 days in county jail; a second offense by up to 12 months in county jail; and a third offense is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison. Procuring a minor for the purpose of prostitution is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.

Additionally, sex trafficking is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and sex trafficking involving minors under the age of 14 is punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.

Regardless of the specific charges you may face or the case that the State has built against you, criminal defense lawyer Mary Beth Corn may be able to help. Her unique commitment to his clients and his persistence in pursuing a just outcome for your case is just what you need.

 

If you are in need of an attorney with prostitution charges experience, contact www.marybethcorn.com for a free consulation today.

 

The material on this page represents general legal advice. Since the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a criminal defense attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.

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