Prostitution Offenses in Florida
Let Our Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Fight for You
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.
Contact us and schedule a
free consultation today.