New York City Prostitution Defense Lawyer
Have You Been Arrested for Alleged Prostitution?
If you have been arrested for prostitution, or sex trafficking, you can be facing a serious prison sentence, fines, and probation, not to mention the damage that your reputation will sustain if you are forced to register as a sex offender.
Prostitution is a serious crime and these charges are not to be taken lightly. If you are facing prostitution charges, contact an NYC criminal attorney from our firm today to discuss your case and get started on your defense.
Call (646) 770-0989 to schedule a free case evaluation!
What Is Prostitution?
Prostitution is defined as engaging in a sexual act for money, or offering money in exchange for a sexual act. Therefore, both parties can be guilty of prostitution. Charges related to prostitution include patronizing a prostitute and promoting a prostitute. Patronizing is another word for paying money or agreeing to pay money to a prostitute in exchange for a sexual act.
Promoting, commonly called "pimping," is securing a profit for oneself from prostitution. Depending upon the circumstances, all three charges related to prostitution, patronizing, promoting or actual prostitution, can be classified as either misdemeanor or felony offenses.
Repeat offenders may find their charges bumped up to felony, which can result in:
- Lengthy prison stays
- Large monetary penalties
- Sex offender registration
Do You Need a Prostitution Lawyer in New York City?
When facing prostitution related charges, it is essential that you have aggressive legal defense on your side. Need a lawyer for a prostitution case in New York City? At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we have years of experience handling sex crime cases and we can help you.
If you have been arrested or charged with any type of prostitution offense, you want an attorney with experience, knowledge and the capability to fight back against these charges. We can help you save your freedom, reputation and livelihood. Sex offender registration can ruin your life, make it impossible to get a job, and can prevent you from seeing your children. Let us help you avoid the serious consequences at stake.