Prostitution Defense Attorney
Serving Virginia Beach for over 30 years
Prostitution is the crime of offering sex or sexual favors in exchange for some form or payment or compensation. As one of the oldest and most commonly charged sex crimes, engaging in prostitution or soliciting the services of a prostitute are both highly illegal acts which can carry serious criminal consequences, including jail time, expensive fines, and more. As such, if you have been charged with any prostitution-related crime, it is urgent you retain the services of an aggressive attorney immediately to guard your future and freedom.
Having defended countless individuals accused of sex crimes throughout lengthy careers as Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers, we understand the circumstances you face and can provide the strong support you need to maximize your chances of securing a favorable outcome for your situation. As Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyers and former prosecutors, we can bring an invaluable level of insight into the opposition’s strategy and ensure your well-being is guarded every step of the way during this frightening time.
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What Is Considered Prostitution in Virginia?
While once mainly found in dark alleys and on street corners, prostitution has evolved with time to take many forms and be offered in a variety of ways. Online message boards, print advertisements, and even meetings held at private residences can all be methods of soliciting prostitution. Regardless of the form, prostitution is always considered an illegal act in the state of Virginia.
You may be charged with prostitution for any of the following acts:
- Masturbation for hire
Prostitution is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, carrying up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500. In addition, individuals convicted of prostitution are required to undergo mandatory STD testing, mental health counseling, and participation in STD education. To qualify as prostitution, it must be proven that both parties intentionally agreed to exchange some sort of sexual favor for something of value, such as money, goods, property, or services. Likewise, sexual activity is defined under the law as any sort of sexual relation including traditional intercourse, oral sex, masturbation, or even touching in a private area.
Do Not Take Any Chances with Your Freedom
When facing charges as serious as prostitution, you cannot afford to leave your case in the hands of a less experienced public defender. Having secured countless case victories on behalf of accused clients, we understand the various arguments and strategies necessary to contest the evidence against you and can protect you against the consequences you face. With a dedication to keeping you informed of all developments in your case, our firm can help you gain much-needed peace of mind.
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