Miami Prostitution And Solicitation Lawyer
Per Florida law, it is illegal to engage in any sexual activity that is prompted by a financial transaction. If you’re arrested for prostitution or for soliciting the services of a prostitute, you may be facing severe legal penalties and a misdemeanor or felony conviction. If your offense involves the solicitation of a minor, the charge automatically increases to a second-degree felony and you may face up to 15 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.
Before facing the court, hire a compassionate Miami sex crimes attorney who can aggressively represent your case and defend your legal rights. For the last 30 years, I have been providing clients with customized case strategies and dependable legal services. With a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo® and an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, I know that I have the experience and resources to effectively represent your case.
The Penalties For Prostitution Offenses
Solicitation and prostitution are criminal offenses that often lead to misdemeanor and felony convictions. Defense attorneys are often charged with proving that the sexual activity in question was not conducted for hire or is a case of police entrapment.
The penalties for prostitution offenses include:
- First offense
- Second-degree misdemeanor
- Imprisonment up to 60 days
- Fines up to $500
- Second offense
- First-degree misdemeanor
- Imprisonment up to 1 year
- Fines up to $1,000
- Third offense
- Third-degree felony charge
- Imprisonment up to 5 years
- Fines up to $5,000
Navigating Florida’s prostitution laws can be overwhelming without an experienced hand to guide you. Contact Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., today if you’re ready to fight your charges. During your free consultation, I can evaluate your best defense options and provide you with essential legal guidance.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.