Mt. Kisco Prostitution Lawyer
In New York, those promoting prostitution services, patronizing a prostitute, loitering for the purpose of prostitution and committing the act of prostitution can be convicted of a crime and face serious penalties. Not only will they face the possibility of jail or prison time and fines, but they may have to register as a sex offender and these potentially embarrassing charges can remain on your criminal record.
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If you have been charged with any of these crimes involving prostitution in Mt. Kisco, NY, or the surrounding areas of Westchester County, the lawyers at Tilem & Associates are committed to fighting for your freedom and protecting your rights. With more than 25 years of experience, our legal team completely understands the intricacies of the law and the complex legal process to help you determine all of your available legal options.Penalties for Prostitution Crimes
A person guilty of committing the act of prostitution is when such person engages, agrees, or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another individual for a fee. This offense is considered a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of up to three months and a maximum fine of $500.
A person guilty of patronizing a prostitute is when such person solicits or pays another to engage in sexual conduct. This offense is considered a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000.
However, if the patronizing individual is over 18 years old and the prostitute is younger than 14 years of age, it is Class E felony. A Class E felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to four years. If the prostitute is younger than 11 years old, it is considered a Class D felony. A Class D felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to seven years.
A person guilty of promoting prostitution is when such person knowingly profits or participates in a prostitution enterprise consisting of two or more prostitutions. This offense is considered a Class D felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of seven years, with a mandatory minimum of four years. However, penalties can become more severe depending on the age of the prostitutes and if prostitution was compelled by intimidation or coercion.
Loitering for the purpose of prostitution is committed when a person wanders or remains in a public place and repeatedly stops or attempts to stops pedestrian and motorists or beckons to them for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. While a first offense for this offense is a violation it will not be sealed like other violations and instead will remain on your record. Subsequent offenses are misdemeanors.Call 877-377-8666 for a Free Initial Consultation Today
Being convicted of a prostitution crime can cause substantially damage to your reputation, which is why it is imperative to obtain the legal services of a criminal defense lawyer. Let us put this mistake behind you once and for all.
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