A john, a prostitute, or a pimp can be charged with prostitution. Even those suspected of being in those roles can be arrested just on the suspicion. If convicted of such a minor sex charge, a person’s reputation can be damaged and so much can be lost. So if you have been charged with sex solicitation or prostitution, you need a competent Arizona prostitution attorney to defend your rights and to help you achieve a satisfactory outcome in your case.
Prostitution can render a misdemeanor solicitation charge, but the charge is felony prostitution if the offense involves a child under the age of 15. Prostitution penalties can pack a serious punch and have an impact on your entire life. Your future can be compromised, as well as your future with your family. We represent clients in Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale.
The punishment for prostitution is now more extreme than what it used to be. The tougher penalties began in 2006 due to a successful push for the state legislation to pass tougher penalties. As it stands, anyone convicted of prostitution or solicitation faces jail time. If convicted for a fourth time, the conviction is a felony. Here are the penalties:
- 1st offense – 15 days in jail
- 2nd offense – 30 days in jail
- 3rd offense – 60 days in jail
- 4th offense – 180 days in jail
Any subsequent offenses after the 4th offense all warrant 180 days in jail. Just allowing he investigation against you to continue could result in severe criminal charges, so an Arizona prostitution lawyer is needed to provide you with a solid defense the moment you know you are being investigated.
Goals Of Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney
When you hire a criminal defense attorney to help defend you against the allegations, one of the first things you need is for the matter to stay out of the public eye. Your attorney can work with the prosecution toward making sure no one finds out, such s negotiating a guilty plea to a lesser charge if the acts were committed.
If the matter makes it to court, your attorney will fight for your rights and use every angle to cast doubt on evidence and point out any rights violations or any other matters that are relevant to the case and could result in dismissal or acquittal. Unfortunately, this is a situation that does get worse before it gets better for those that are actually guilty of the crime. However, even when guilty, it is very important to not just accept the charges but have legal representation that could help you have a better future.
Contact A Arizona Prostitution Lawyer
If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation, you need to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. There are various strategies that can be used in your case so you can have a favorable outcome. To find out how we can help in your unique situation, call us at 602-926-7373 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation and learn about your rights and the options that are available to you.
Have you been charged with a crime? Get in touch with a qualified and professional Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case! Our legal experts will fight for your rights and you will get you justice you deserve.