Many times, criminal charges against the owners, operators, employees and independent contractors associated with an escort service result from an undercover investigation wherein undercover officers acting as customers are offered sexual favors for additional fees. Charges range from prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, promoting prostitution, sex trafficking and permitting prostitution.
Related charges might include money laundering and falsifying business records. Our New York prostitution defense attorneys are skilled in defending all types of prostitution-related offenses.
In some cases, such as when a deadly weapon was involved or when the individual in question has been arrested on prostitution charges in the past, there may be more severe consequences. Typically, escort services advertise in the Yellow s, newspapers, magazines and on the Internet.
True escort services are legal. It is entirely legal for one to pay another to accompany them and spend time with them.
It becomes illegal when money is exchanged for sex or when offers of sex in exchange for money are made or solicited. Simply offering to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee is prostitution, which is a B misdemeanor. A prostitution defense attorney at our New York firm can help you fight these charges.
Criminal charges for patronizing a prostitute can range from an A misdemeanor to a D felony, depending on the age of the person patronized. For example if the person patronized is less than 11 years of age, the charge is a D Felony. Unlike a statutory rape charge, however, it is a statutory defense that the defendant did not have reasonable grounds to believe that the person was less than the age specified.
Engaging in sexual relations with one less than 17 years of age can also result various sex offense charges such as rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and forcible touching. Owners and operators of escort services, strip clubs or other adult establishments can face a wide range of charges including promoting prostitution, compelling prostitution, sex trafficking and permitting prostitution.
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Please for More Information Many times, criminal charges against the owners, operators, employees and independent contractors associated with an escort service result from an undercover investigation wherein undercover officers acting as customers are offered sexual favors for additional fees. An individual can be arrested for prostitution for any of the following: Agreeing to engage in prostitution Loitering with the intention of prostitution Engaging in a lewd act or sexual intercourse for money Patronizing or Soliciting Prostitution Typically, escort services advertise in the Yellow s, newspapers, magazines and on the Internet.
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