Panama City Prostitution Defense Attorney
Defending Clients Facing Sex Crimes in Bay County
If you have been charged with Prostitution in Florida, you need to understand your rights as someone who has been criminally accused of a serious sex crime. Legally speaking, prostitution is considered offering or agreeing to engage in a sexual act for any goods, service, or currency.
Regardless of your alleged role in the prostitution – the prostitute, pimp, or consumer – you can be arrested and put up against serious criminal penalties.
Are you facing a prostitution charge in Florida? Call Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law today at (850) 250-3426 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our prostitution defense lawyer in Panama City!
What are the Penalties for Prostitution in Florida?
In many cases, first-time prostitution offenses are considered misdemeanors with varying consequences, with up to 60 days in jail, up to six months of probation, up to $500 fines, or both. However, as it is considered a sex crime, there are ways the violation could escalate to felonies in the eyes of the law, such as if it was a third offense of Prostitution (i.e. two prior Prostitution convictions), making it a Third Degree Felony, or if you were to pursue sexual services from an individual under the age of 18, making it a Second Degree Felony.
Depending on where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing, some of the harshest consequences of prostitution convictions include:
- $5,000 fine for Third Degree Felony / $10,000 fine for Second Degree Felony
- Up to five years in prison for Third Degree Felony / Up to fifteen years in prison for a Second Degree Felony
- Mandatory sex offender registration
- Loss of career opportunities
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One mistake or false conviction should not be allowed to completely ruin your finances and your chances of a stable future. Attorney Sauline believes that standing up for the rights of the accused and challenging whatever charges are presented against them is a critical part of the American justice system.
By committing his firm 100% to Criminal Defense, he has been able to accrue a number of notable accolades and accomplishments, such as:
- More than15+ years of legal experience
- Strong client testimonials
- 9.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
- History of successful case results
When you sit down with Panama City Sex Crime Defense Attorney Albert J. Sauline, III, you will be part of creating your legal Defense case from day one. He treats you like the individual you are, with dignity and respect, and will avoid pushing you into any decisions that make you uncomfortable. It is your future on the line, and you should know exactly what is happening in your case at all times so that he will keep you up to speed and in the loop.
Contact Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, today to schedule a FREE case review with our prostitution defense attorney in Panama City!
He was honest in advising of possible outcomes and advocated for the best. I would recommend!Past Client
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