Florida Statute 796.07 - Prostitution
According to statistics compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were 228 arrests for prostitution in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast in 2014.
What is prostitution?
Prostitution is defined by Florida Statute 796.07, among other things, as simply offering or soliciting another person for sex.
What am I facing?
A first conviction for a prostitution related offense is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to sixty (60) days in jail.
A second conviction for a prostitution related offense is considered a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
A third or subsequent conviction for a prostitution related offense is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in state prison.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 796.07(6), a person convicted of solicitation of prostitution will be assessed a $5,000.00 fine or civil penalty.
A person convicted of a prostitution related offense is required to undergo a screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
How Can Wayne Richter Help?
In addition to the potential criminal penalties, an arrest for prostitution could have a significant impact on your reputation and your job, but it doesn’t have to. Wayne Richter is an attorney that is dedicated to obtaining the results his clients deserve. Call Wayne Richter for an immediate free consultation where we can explore potential defenses and resolutions to your case. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for a prostitution related offense you may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program that would ultimately result in your criminal case being dropped. Call Wayne to see if you qualify. Even if you do not qualify, there are other ways to successfully defend your case.
Record Sealing & Expunctions
A prostitution related offense is eligible to be sealed or expunged from your criminal record depending on any other prior criminal history and the final outcome of your case. Feel free to call my office to see if you are eligible to have your reputation protected.