Solicitation to Commit Prostitution
West Palm Beach Prostitution Defense Attorney
Whether you were intercepted by law enforcement or part of an undercover sting operation, solicitation to commit prostitution is a serious offense in Florida. The criminal justice system can be complex and frightening, especially since most individuals arrested for this sex crime are facing the legal process for the first time. However, having a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side can help you get the best possible outcome.
At the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., Attorney Greg Rosenfeld has nearly a decade of trial-tested experience, helping his clients either get their entire case dismissed or their charges reduced to avoid serving time behind bars. Not only has he earned high praise from clients and the local legal community, but he has been named as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, which is given to only 2.5 percent of young Florida attorneys.
Florida Solicitation Penalties
Solicitation of prostitution is defined as soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another person to engage in prostitution. This crime is a first-degree misdemeanor. An individual can be charged with this crime without money being exchanged or any sexual acts being performed. Solicitation of prostitution can be brought against a person as long as the mere offer of money in exchange for sexual services is evident.
A conviction for this sex crime carries the following mandatory penalties:
- Civil fine of $5,000
- 100 hours of community service
- Attend a prostitution and human trafficking awareness course
- Undergo testing for sexually transmitted infections
A conviction for this sex crime can also lead to the following penalties:
- Maximum one-year jail sentence
- Up to one year of probation
- Criminal fines not exceeding $1,000
A person charged with a second offense for solicitation of prostitution may be charged with a third degree felony, and a person charged with a third offense may be charged with a second degree felony. Subsequent solicitation charges also carry mandatory jail sentences, hefty fines, and vehicle immobilization or impoundment.
Having a criminal record can ruin your professional reputation and personal life. You could have a difficult time finding or keeping a job, applying for college, finding housing, and taking advantage of other opportunities in life.
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Future Today
Attorney Greg Rosenfeld can evaluate your case, determine your available legal options, and help you obtain favorable results. Whether you receive a not guilty verdict or enroll in pre-trial intervention, his goal is to get your charges dismissed and get your life back on the right path.
Contact us at (561) 902-1122 and schedule a free consultation today.
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