Miami Prostitution Defense Lawyer
Navigating Prostitution Charges in Florida
If you or someone you know is facing prostitution charges, our experienced team of attorneys is here to guide you through the legal process with compassion and expertise. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and strive to protect your rights while working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome. Trust in Frank Schwartz for comprehensive and effective defense against prostitution charges in Florida.
Our team of skilled attorneys possesses in-depth knowledge of Florida's laws surrounding prostitution and is well-versed in the complexities of these cases. We recognize that every situation is unique and approach each case with personalized attention and strategic analysis. By leveraging our expertise and resources, we will construct a robust defense tailored to your specific circumstances.
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What Is Prostitution in Florida?
Prostitution is engaging in sexual activity in exchange for money, goods, or other valuables. It is a crime that involves the deal of sexual acts for money, goods, or services. It is also illegal to solicit or offer sexual activity in exchange for money, goods, or services. Solicitation involves a request to engage in sexual activity in conversation for money, goods, or services. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the crime.
What Are the Penalties for Prostitution in Florida?
The penalties for prostitution in Florida depend on the crime's circumstances and the defendant's prior criminal history. Misdemeanor prostitution charges can result in up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Felony charges can result in up to 5 years and a $5,000 fine. In addition to jail or prison time and fines, a person convicted of prostitution may have to register as a sex offender.
In addition to the possible criminal penalties, a person convicted of prostitution may have to pay damages to the solicited person. Under Florida law, a person solicited for prostitution can sue the person who requested them to recover damages. Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
What are the Penalties for Solicitation in Florida?
Solicitation is a misdemeanor in Florida. A person convicted of solicitation faces up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal penalties, a person convicted of solicitation may have to pay damages to the solicited. Under Florida law, a person who is solicited for prostitution can sue the person who solicited them to recover damages. Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
How Does Prostitution Affect Immigration Status?
Prostitution is a crime that can have serious immigration consequences. A person who is not a United States citizen and is convicted of prostitution may be subject to removal from the United States. Even a person who is a United States citizen may be subject to removal if they are convicted of prostitution. If you are not a United States citizen, essential to speak with a Miami prostitution lawyer who is experienced with immigration law. Frank Schwartz, P.A. has handled hundreds of criminal cases and is prepared to help you if you have been charged with prostitution.
What Is the Definition of a Sex Offender in Florida?
A sex offender is a person who has been convicted of a sex offense. A sex offense is an offense that involves sexual activity or sexual abuse. In addition to prostitution, a person may be required to register as a sex offender if convicted of a sex offense. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) maintains a registry of sex offenders. A person required to register as a sex offender must do so within ten days of their release from jail or prison. They must also update the FDLE with changes to their personal information within ten days.
How Does the FDLE Keep Track of Sex Offenders?
The FDLE keeps track of sex offenders by assigning them a unique identifying number. The FDLE also collects information about the offender, including their name, date of birth, address, and offense. The FDLE maintains a searchable database that allows the public to find information about sex offenders in their area. This information is also available to employers, landlords, and more. A person required to register as a sex offender must update the FDLE with any changes to their personal information within ten days.
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Frank Schwartz is a Miami attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Schwartz is proud to have established a highly successful and effective criminal defense trial practice in South Florida.