Somers Prostitution Lawyer
Just like all other states, except for Nevada, prostitution is illegal in New York. In addition to facing harsh penalties such as jail time and fines, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can damage your reputation and make it difficult to live a normal life.
If you have been arrested and charged with prostitution in New York, it is imperative to get experienced legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney. Our Somers prostitution lawyer at Tilem & Associates, PC are dedicated to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With over 25 years of experience, we have a thorough understanding of the state legal system to help you successfully navigate through the complexities of the laws.Penalties for Prostitution
If you engage in, agree to engage in, or offer to engage in sexual acts with another person in exchange for money, you can be arrested and charged with prostitution in New York. Prostitution is a class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence of up to three months and maximum fine of $500. However, if prostitution happened in a school zone, it is considered a class A misdemeanor.
Patronizing a prostitute entails the act of paying or agreeing to pay another individual to engage in sexual conduct. If an offender is over 21 years of age and patronizes a person who is under 17 years of age, it is considered a class A misdemeanor.Let Us Start Your Case Today
At Tilem & Associates, we can investigate your arrest and gather evidence needed to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy just for you. Our Somers criminal defense attorney is confident that he can either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
Contact us and request a free consultation today.