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Solicitation to Commit Prostitution

Businessmen visiting Florida occasionally hire the company of an escort to occupy their personal time. Although they expect their interactions to remain private, these professionals may be surprised by an unwelcome prostitution arrest. Often, they are caught in a prostitution sting, by an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute or a confidential informant.

If you are alleged to have solicited a prostitute in Florida, the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law offer efficient and effective legal representation.

Solicitation to Commit Prostitution Defined:

Florida Statute 796.07(2)(f) states its unlawful to solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.

Criminal Penalties for Prostitution

The penalties for prostitution related cased will depend if you are being charged as the prostitute or the customer (“John”).  While the level of the offenses may be different, it’s important to note the customer has several requirements that must be completed upon a conviction for a solicitation of prostitution related offense.  These items include attending prostitution and human trafficking awareness class, 100 hours of community service, screening for sexually transmissible diseases and pay a $5,000 fine.  

ProstituteCustomer
1st Offense2nd degree misdemeanor1st degree misdemeanor
the maximum penalties include:if convicted, the maximum penalties include:
up to 60 days in jailup to 1 year in jail
up to 6 months of supervised probationup to 1 year of supervised probation
up to $500 fineup to $1000 fine
REQUIREMENTS as part of sentence:
attend prostitution and human trafficking awareness class
100 hours of community service
screening for sexually transmissible diseases
$5,000 fine
 2nd Offense1st degree misdemeanor3rd degree felony
1 prior prostitution conviction, the maximum penalties include:if convicted with a prior prostitution conviction, the maximum penalties include:
up to 1 year in jailup to 5 years in jail
up to 1 year of supervised probationup to 5 years supervised probation
up to $1000 fineup to $5,000 fine
REQUIREMENTS as part of sentence:
attend prostitution and human trafficking awareness class
100 hours of community service
screening for sexually transmissible diseases
$5,000 fine
3rd Offense3rd degree Felony2nd degree felony
2 or more prior prostitution convictions, the maximum penalties include:if convicted with 2 or more prior prostitution convictions, the maximum penalties include:
up to 5 years in jailup to 15 years in jail
up to 5 years supervised probationup to 15 years supervised probation
up to $5,000 fineup to $15,000 fine
REQUIREMENTS as part of sentence:
attend prostitution and human trafficking awareness class
100 hours of community service
screening for sexually transmissible diseases
$5,000 fine

Building Strong Defenses to Prostitution Charges

At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, we represent individuals accused of solicitation of an alleged escort, massage studio prostitution stings, solicitation of prostitution over online chat rooms, such as Craigslist, and women accused of working as prostitutes or escorts.

If you are convicted of a prostitution related offense you may face fines, jail time, mandatory STD testing and participation in an HIV awareness class. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney, however, can help minimize the consequences of a prostitution arrest.

At our Orlando, Florida, law firm, we explore all your defense options by investigating the related facts and rules of law that might apply in your case. Sometimes entrapment is a viable defense. Often times, procedural flaws such as a failure to record the conversation, may weaken the prosecution’s case. Were your rights properly explained to you? Was your conversation taped? If so, how?

Contact us today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.