Prostitution Attorneys Palm Beach and Broward County
Not only are prostitution and soliciting prostitution illegal, but so are numerous other prostitution related offenses. Not surprisingly, an arrest, charge, or conviction for anything related to prostitution can be humiliating. It is imperative to avoid a conviction for any prostitution offense or prostitution related offense.
Florida criminalizes all prostitution related offenses in Florida Statute 796.07. The most common prostitution offenses are prostitution and soliciting prostitution.
However, the statute also criminalizes the following related offenses:
- Owning, establishing, maintaining or operating a building for the purpose of prostitution (brothel)
- Offering another person to engage in prostitution (pimp or madam)
- To agree to receive a person into a place for the purpose of prostitution
- To take or transport a person to a place or to another person for prostitution
- To enter or remain in any place for the purpose of prostitution
- To aid or abet any of the above
- To purchase the services of any person engaged in prostitution
Criminal Penalties Prostitution Offenses
A first offense will be charged as a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months of probation, 60 days in jail as a condition of probation, and a $500 fine.
A second offense will be charged as a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of probation, one year in jail as a condition of probation, and a $1,000 fine.
A third or subsequent offense will be charged as a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years of probation, 5 years in prison as a condition of probation, and a $5,000 fine.
Defenses to Prostitution Offenses
- Miranda violations
- 4th Amendment violations
- Insufficiency of Evidence
- Mistaken Identity
If you have been charged with any prostitution related offense in Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County, call a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2711 for a free consultation.