Daytona Beach Prostitution Attorney
Let Us Help You Defend Your Rights
Florida defines prostitution as the act of giving or receiving of a person’s
body for sexual activity for hire. Sexual activities also cover a vast
range of potential actions. People can be punished for participating in
prostitution as well as for assignations, or meetings or appointments
arranged for the purpose of prostitution.
If you’ve been accused of prostitution, make sure you call a skilled
Daytona Beach sex crimes attorney as soon as possible. Buckmaster & Ellzey are dedicated to defending
the rights and freedom of our clients. The consequences of a conviction
can affect you for the rest of your life. Give yourself the best chance
of avoiding jail time and high fines.
The states punishments will depend mostly on the defendant’s prior
convictions. The more offenses are on your record, the higher the sentence
for a subsequent crime will be. A 1st-time offense might be charged only as a 2nd-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to imprisonment for up to 60 days,
a fine up to $500, or both. A 2nd offense will be a 1st-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to imprisonment for up to 1 year, a
fine of up to $1,000, or both. A 3rd offense and any offenses in addition can result in a 3rd-degree felony charge. The potential prison sentence for a felony prostitution
charge could be up to 5 years, and the defendant could have to pay up
to $5,000 in fines. If the offense involves the procurement of someone
who is under 18 years of age, the charge increases to a 2nd-degree felony, which can result in a 15-year prison sentence, a fine of
up to $10,000, or both.
Call Our Skilled Attorneys Today
Being convicted of prostitution can be embarrassing, stressful, and could
result in serious penalties. Let one of our skilled
Daytona Beach criminal defense attorneys help. We have more than 20 years of legal experience to offer your case.
Likewise, our attorneys are former prosecutors for the state, meaning
they have unique insight into what the opposition might be thinking and
planning. Call our office as soon as possible so we can begin to mount
an aggressive and skilled legal defense on your behalf.
Contact us at (888) 785-6548 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.