Mamaroneck Prostitution Attorney
If you have been arrested for prostitution or in New York, or patronizing a prostitute in New York, you are facing harsh penalties. Not only will you face the potential of a prison sentence and expensive fines, your reputation can suffer substantial damage and you can be left with these highly embarrassing charges on your criminal record.
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You can be charged with prostitution in New York if you engage in, agree to engage in, or offer to engage in sexual acts with another individual in exchange for money. Prostitution is considered a class B misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of three months and a fine of up to $500. However, if prostitution occurred in a school zone, it is a class A misdemeanor. A class A misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000.
In addition, it may be a crime to Loiter for the purpose of Prostitution, whether or not you commit the crime of prostitution. Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution involves walking around in a public place a repeatedly beckoning to others for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. A first offense is a violation and a second offense is a misdemeanor but the violation does not seal like most violations and remains on your record.
Patronizing a prostitute involves the actual act of paying or agreeing to pay someone to engage in sexual conduct for a price. In addition, this offense can involve soliciting or requesting another individual to engage in sexual intercourse for money.
The following are the levels of patronizing a prostitute include:
- If an offender is over 21 years old and patronizes a person who is under 17 years of age (class A misdemeanor)
- Maximum jail sentence of one year
- Fine of up to $1,000
- If an offender is over 18 years old and patronizes a person under 14 years of age (class E felony)
- Prison sentence of one and a half to four years
- Fine of up to $5,000
- If an offender is over 18 years old and patronizes a person under 11 years of age (class D felony)
- Prison sentence of two to seven years
- Fine of up to $5,000
If a person knowingly advances or profits from prostitution or with the intent to advance or profit from prostitution by distributing to 10 or more people in a public place obscene material that depicts nudity, it is considered the class A misdemeanor of promoting prostitution.
The crime of sex trafficking is a class B felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 25 years.Call 877-377-8666 for Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation Today
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