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:
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- Attorney Albaugh is a former prosecutor
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- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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