Defense to Depend On Call the Miami criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. to get started on your defense!

Prostitution Charges in Florida

Defense from a Miami Sex Crime Attorney

Prostitution is the sale of sexual favors or acts between unmarried persons; if a police officer arrests these individuals under the suspicion of committing acts that may constitute prostitution, then they could be left to face lengthy court procedures. Not to mention, this type of offense carries heavy penalties, which may include heavy fines, probation, jail time, and any combination of these.

What acts constitute prostitution?

While it may go without saying, any time money exchanges hands for the promise that one or both parties will receive a sexual favor in return. Did you know, though, that the law may also persecute those who commit acts that can lead up to prostitution? You may wonder how the law views these types of acts, and if they are considered unlawful.

Here are some examples:

  • Causing or forcing another to commit prostitution
  • Hiring someone else to perform an act of prostitution
  • Being in the same location or present where prostitution is taking place
  • Owning, renting, or providing a space for prostitution to occur
  • Transporting another to a location in order to engage in prostitution

If a case goes to trial, the prosecuting side may be compelled to fixate on any of these details in order to secure a conviction. Fortunately, when you have an elite defense team on your side to counter the arguments that prosecutors try to throw into litigation, you are exercising your right to be protected under the law and prevent you from facing the steep penalties.

The penalties may include, for the first offense:

  • As much as 60 days in jail
  • 6 months of probation
  • A fine of up to $500
  • Mandatory testing for a sexually transmitted disease or infection

The penalties will only increase the more offenses on one’s record, and could even lead to imprisonment anywhere between 1 to as much as 5 years. Whatever your situation may be, you must contact a Miami sex crime attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases.

Why hire Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

Collectively, our attorneys Brett Schwartz and John Hager have over 40 years of experience. We have worked on several levels of Florida’s courts, and have represented clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and other serious crimes before hundreds of juried trials. Both of our attorneys are also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and have secured numerous charges reduced as well as case acquittals.

Do not let a serious criminal charge affect you— call us now! We are ready to help.

Client Testimonies

  • I will be forever grateful.

    “I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I realize you are and to know that you took this time to help me when I needed you the most is just amazing. I will be forever grateful.”

    - B. D.
  • Couldn't have done it without him!

    “John Hager went above and beyond!! He was very understanding and sympathetic to my situation and helped me get through everything without me having to panic. I never waited for a phone call back nor ...”

    - Erika
  • I strongly recommend John Hager.

    “I strongly recommend John Hager. He was very professional since our first meeting until my case was declined. Not only he gave me his professional advice, but walked me step by step on all possible ...”

    - Sara
  • So grateful to have found Brett Schwartz!

    “I knew in the few minutes in speaking with Brett that he was the right attorney for my Domestic Violence case. He put me at ease immediately and got the ball rolling to rectify the issue. He kept me ...”

    - Rachel
  • Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    “We hired Brett Schwartz to defend my son who was facing false but extremely serious allegations of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and a protective order against his eight year old son. He had ...”

    - Beverley
/

Real Results

  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Battery
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Battery
  • Case and Injunction Dismissed Aggravated Battery & Domestic Violence Injunction
  • Case Dropped Aggravated Battery/Armed Burglary with Battery
  • No Jail/Prison Time Aggravated Stalking
  • Case Dismissed Armed Robbery with Firearm
  • Case Dismissed Battery on the Elderly
  • Case Dismissed Battery/Domestic Violence
  • Expunged Battery/Domestic Violence
  • Minimum Mandatory Sentences Waived Cocaine Trafficking
/

Why Choose Hager & Schwartz, P.A.?

  • Highlighted by SuperLawyers from years 2016-2019.
  • Top-rated lawyers fighting on your behalf.
  • Former prosecutors handling your defense.
  • Decades of legal experience on your side.
  • Available 24/7, including weekends.
  • Free initial consultation with an attorney.

Plan Your Defense

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.