Prostitution laws make it a crime in Florida to offer to, agree to, or engage in a sexual act for compensation. The stages of a typical prostitution transaction can involve charges against the provider of services for prostitution, the customer paying for the services for Solicitation of Prostitution, and any middleman for Pandering or Pimping.
The official definition of Prostitution is “the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.” It is illegal to “solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.” It is also illegal “to purchase the services of any person engaged in prostitution.”
Prostitution that involves underage children or other vulnerable persons will be classified as a second degree felony that will result in a prison sentence rather than a misdemeanor.
A person who solicits a prostitute is also breaking Florida sex crime laws. If you have been questioned about soliciting a prostitute, or if you have been caught up in a sting operation conducted by law enforcement, this is a serious matter which could escalate to a more serious sex crime charge.
Don’t Delay in seeking legal representation from experienced Attorneys who know Florida sex crime laws and who can help you retain your freedom.
Contact Law Offices of André A. Rouviere if you have been charged with or are in danger of facing charges for a Prostitution or Solicitation.
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