Prostitution Defense Lawyer in New York
Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Rochester
New York State police departments are cracking down on prostitution crimes
by seeking out potential arrests with more vigilance as well as setting
up more sting operations. If you have been arrested for prostitution,
you do not have to allow the overzealous nature of the law enforcement
agencies to push you around. Defend your rights with
Rochester Sex Crimes Attorney Robert King.
Why Robert King? Consider his accolades and accomplishments:
If you delay, you give the prosecution the advantage. Call 585.286.5124
for legal counsel today.
Penalties for Prostitution in New York
New York State legislation defines prostitution as trading a sexual act
for any sort of benefit. This is a deliberately vague term to ensnare
more people under its definition. The sexual act in question does not
even have to take place, it just needs to be explicitly mentioned in the
deal. Additionally, the “benefit” does not need to be monetary
and can include a favor or service performed.
For a low-level prostitution charge, still a class B misdemeanor, you could
be penalized with:
What Are Prostitution Patronization Crimes?
It is a common misconception that prostitution charges apply to both the
seller of the sexual act and the buyer of the sexual act. In reality,
New York State calls the crime of agreeing to purchase a sexual act patronization.
This also applies to encouraging others to purchase sexual acts from a
prostitute, which would be called “pimping” in less-legal
terminology. The penalties for patronization are similar to prostitution
and will vary depending on the age of everyone involved as well as where
the alleged acts took place. If either the patron or the prostitute was
a minor, or if the solicitation occurred within a school zone, the charges
could escalate to a felony with even steeper penalties.
Take Action Today and Defend Yourself
One of the key components to many prostitution defenses is the element
of misunderstanding. As the police often set up stings with an undercover
officer, or make an arrest before the actual trade of a sexual act for
profit can be made, the evidence is generally nothing more words that
are open for interpretation. Allow The Law Office of Robert King and the
firm’s Rochester criminal defense lawyer to act on your behalf in
and out of court. With professional legal advocacy, it may be possible
to dismantle the prosecution’s claims and challenge them to come
up with hard evidence of the alleged crime.
Contact the firm today and you can set up a
free initial case evaluation.