Prostitution Offenses in Florida

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Prostitution is considered a sex crime in Florida and conviction results in lengthy jail sentences and expensive fines. Laws against prostitution criminalize the proposal of, agreement to, participation in, or promotion of any form of the sexual act for money or something of value.

If you are facing conviction for a prostitution-related crime in Florida, Stepniak & Park is ready to help you get the best results possible and get your life back on track. Our experienced attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of state law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.

Florida Prostitution Laws

Prostitution occurs when an individual trades sexual favors, sexual contact, or any of the like for money or other forms of compensation. A first offense may be charged as a second-degree misdemeanor, which can result in a jail term of up to 60 days, a maximum fine of $500, or both. The state charges a second offense as a first-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a term of imprisonment for up to one year, a fine up to $1,000, or both.

On the other hand, solicitation of prostitution – the acquisition or attempt to obtain sexual favors or contact by means of paying another person for prostitution services – is also a crime. Every customer convicted of a solicitation must complete 100 hours of community service, attend a prostitution and human trafficking awareness course, undergo screening for sexually transmissible diseases, and pay a $5,000 civil fine.

Do Not Risk Fighting These Charges Alone

Since prostitution laws can sometimes be complex, it may be in your best interest to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our legal team understands what it takes to either get your charges reduced or your case thrown out entirely.

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