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Prostitution Charges in St. Augustine

Prostitution & Related Acts

If you have been arrested for prostitution or a prostitution-related offense, you face the possibility of being sent to jail, fines, and not to mention a permanent criminal record. If you don't have a criminal record, or if you have a reputation, a career, or a family to protect, you need help from Albaugh Law Firm, and you need it fast!

We understand that prostitution and other sex crimes are sensitive by nature, whether or not this is your first run-in with the law. While a first-time prostitution charge is a misdemeanor, there is nothing minor about a conviction, especially if you are normally an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, or facing a felony conviction for a third-time arrest.

Penalties for Prostitution in Florida

Despite the fact that most prostitution offenses occur between two "consensual adults," virtually any act related to prostitution is criminalized under Florida law. Thus, even if an arrangement seems harmless, the heavy hands of justice disagree. Don't fall victim to the harsh criminal justice system—instead, reach out to our aggressive St. Augustine criminal defense lawyers for help.

In Florida, prostitution and related acts are covered under §796.07. Under this section, prostitution means giving or receiving the body for sexual relations for money.

Prostitution offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating a house of prostitution
  • Solicitation of prostitution
  • Transporting someone for the purpose of prostitution
  • Receiving the services of a prostitute
  • Selling one's body for money
  • Purchasing a prostitute's services
  • Agreeing to engage in prostitution

A first-time violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to $500 in fines and up to 60 days in jail. A second violation is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to $1,000 in fines, and up to one year in jail. A third violation is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to five years in prison, and up to $5,000 in fines.

Why Clients Choose Albaugh Law Firm

At Albaugh Law Firm, our clients come first and our commitment to results can be easily observed by these aspects about our firm:

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • We have handled thousands of cases
  • Attorney Albaugh is a former prosecutor
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  • Evening and weekend appointments available

Contact us for aggressive, yet confidential legal representation in St. Augustine or Jacksonville!