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Questions about Prostitution and Solicitation
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
How can I be charged with prostitution or solicitation if nothing happened?
Many people believe that an act of sex or exchange of money is the only way they can be charged with prostitution or solicitation. However, in Florida, the statutes are such that you may be arrested and charged with this crime if you simply engage in a conversation about an exchange of sex for money. Your words can land you in trouble whether or not you actually offer money for sex with a prostitute, an undercover officer, or anyone else.
However, this can be beneficial to your defense because of the lack of evidence. This unique situation provides an opportunity for the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Umanksy Law Firm to raise inconsistencies or violation of your rights, which could lead to charges being dropped, dismissed, or significantly reduced.
What is the punishment if I am convicted of prostitution or solicitation in Florida?
Your punishment depends on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, as well as your previous criminal record. Fines, jail time, community service, probation, counseling, and more can be applied to the terms of your conviction. If this was a first time offense, you can face a maximum fine of $500 and up to 60 days in jail. However, you may have charges dropped if you successfully complete a diversion program. If this is your second offense, you may face a $1000 fine and up to a year in jail.
How can I keep an arrest for prostitution or solicitation off of my criminal record?
An arrest for prostitution or solicitation can affect your future in very big ways. This kind of arrest has ruined many people’s lives and becomes a part of their permanent record. The Central Florida criminal defense lawyersat the Umansky Law Firm understand your wish to minimize how this kind of criminal offense affects your future. There are several ways we can help you avoid having the charge of prostitution or solicitation on your permanent record. We will ask the state to let you enter a diversion program and get the charges dropped if you are a first time offender, or we can persuade the judge to withhold a conviction so we may later ask that your record be sealed.
How can you help me if I’ve been charged with prostitution or solicitation?
The criminal defense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm are experienced in dealing with all aspects of charges of prosecution and solicitation. We understand the ins and outs of the law and will work with the prosecution on your behalf. The prosecution must prove you are guilty, and in many cases, it is preferable for all parties involved to reduce or drop the charges. Remember, an arrest does not mean a conviction. We aggressively fight charges on behalf of our clients so they can look forward to a future free of a mark on their permanent record.
If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation, or have questions about this criminal offense, please contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm in the Orlando, Florida area for a free and confidential case consultation. We also serve clients across the state of Florida.