Prostitution Lawyer in Tampa & Prostitution Attorneys in Brandon, Florida
Pursuant to Florida Statute 796.07, it is unlawful to offer to commit, or to commit, or to engage in, prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, to solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, or to purchase the services of any person engaged in prostitution. Law enforcement regularly engages in prostitution stings, often involving online or print ads, escort business and adult businesses.
Both the prostitute and the person seeking the prostitution services face severe penalties. Prostitution charges start as a second degree misdemeanor and are increased based on subsequent charges. A third charge is a third degree felony. Your picture will also be posted publicly as an additional measure of discouragement.
Prostitution charges cases can be defended in many ways depending on the particular circumstances of your case. In some cases, officer entrapment can be argued. In others situations you it can be argued that you were forced or coerced into engaging in the acts. Diversion programs may also be available where drug addiction has contributed to the crime. A Tampa Prostitution defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
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