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Solicitation & Prostitution Attorney
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
Prostitution, solicitation, pandering (pimping), and loitering are against the law in Florida, as they are across the country. If you have been charged with any of these crimes, as well as lewdness or indecent exposure, you may find what you believed to be a private encounter or something fairly harmless, threatening to ruin your personal and professional life.
A sex charge can mean facing a large fine, jail time, probation, mandatory HIV testing, or even have to register as a sex offender. In Florida, repeat offenders will face a prison term that can last years.
It is important that you hire an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney to protect you and minimize any legal trouble you are facing due to a charge of prostitution or solicitation in Florida. The attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm in the Central Florida area will aggressively defend your legal rights and treat you with the respect you deserve.
Simple solicitation of prostitution is asking someone to engage in a sex act for money. However, there does not need to be an actual monetary exchange for you to be charged with a criminal offense. Just the offer itself is enough for the police to say you broke the law.
The act of exchanging money for sex is prostitution. If you are arrested and charged with prostitution, you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor of first or second degree and a felony of the third degree for repeated conduct.
Facing the humiliation and shame of your family and peers for this “moral crime” can ruin your life. You should be aware that in Orlando and other major cities across Florida, the police are known to use undercover methods to arrest people for solicitation and prostitution. These include police stings, breaking up prostitution rings, and targeting individuals who use the internet to solicit prostitution. This includes chat rooms, personal ads, and more. These kinds of law enforcement strategies have netted many people who are then charged with the crime of solicitation or prostitution.
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Successful Solicitation and Prostitution Defense
The Umansky Law Firm understands that each solicitation, prostitution, pandering, or loitering case is different. The prosecution will attempt to prove there was an agreement between you and another party to engage in sex for money relying on a recorded conversation between you and the undercover officer and the money that you used. However, if there is no conversation or money, or questions are raised about these pieces of evidence, then it is much more difficult for the prosecution to get a conviction.
By hiring the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm to represent you, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest. We will determine if the arrest was legal, or if you were entrapped or coerced into the situation. We will find out if you were read your rights, look into the quality of the recording made, who the arresting officer was, and use a variety of strategies to get you through this legal situation.
If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation in the Orange County or Orlando, Florida area, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, please contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm for a free and confidential case consultation.