In many jurisdictions, solicitation of prostitution is considered any attempt to offer, agree to or perform sexual favors for money. Interestingly, prostitution is one of the oldest professions on historical record. In some cultures prostitution is seen as a legitimate way for women and men to earn a living. While few counties in the United States have legalized prostitution, the rest of the United States is not as accepting. State and federal governments view solicitation of prostitution as a morally unacceptable act and aggressively seek to prosecute offenders. Because of the state’s aggressive stance, it is vital to hire a criminal defense attorney to defend against your prostitution charge, even if you may be a first time offender.
As a way to deter the supply sex or prostitution, police perform busts whereby undercover officers will pose as prostitutes in order to lure "johns" into accepting their services. Often the victims of these raids are leaders of their community: mechanics, preachers, social workers, teachers, and yes, even police officers. Individuals who normally would never pursue hiring a prostitute on their own find themselves victim to the aggressive strategies of these undercover cops. Before they know it, productive citizens are facing criminal charges that not only have severe legal consequences, but also bring shame amongst themselves and their community. We understand the negative connotations that arise with such prostitutions charges and we strive to provide our clients sound legal defense with discretion.
Since prostitution cannot be advertised directly, solicitors will often display their services as legitimate businesses such as massage parlors and escort services. Social networking services over the internet such as MySpace, Facebook and Craigslist are also prime ways prostitution is advertised either directly or indirectly. Police are onto these businesses and have increasingly sent in undercover detectives to test how friendly these services really are. It is never legal for someone to perform sexual favors on you for money, even if initially the services are legal. This may be an embarrassing situation for you and we understand what you are going through. Our staff, including our prostitution attorneys will never pass judgment on you. We will respect you every step of the way and do everything we can to ensure your rights are protected and your case is handled professionally, discreetly and successfully.
Often prosecutors charge solicitation of prostitution against clients simply because they are found in an area that is known to be a hot spot for sex crimes. However, this is not enough evidence for a prostitution charge. In these circumstances, we are often able to get the charges lowered to loitering, which carries less severe penalties. Whether you are guilty or innocent of soliciting prostitution, there are a number of defenses that a skilled prostitution attorney or criminal attorney can utilize.
Terani Law Firm understands the implication that prostitution related charges can bring. If you or a loved one is being charged, it is important to contact one of our staff members as soon as possible. The more time that you give us to work on your case, the longer we have to build an aggressive legal defense. We do not want to see any of our clients visit the inside of a jail cell and we will aggressively fight anyone who stands in our way of that objective. Contact us for a free and confidential legal consultation. We are here to listen to your whole story without judgment in order to find out what your main concerns are and build a legal defense around them.
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