Prostitution Lawyer Minnesota
Prostitution is an offense that occurs frequently in the Twin Cities. And law enforcement routinely conduct stings to catch those individuals selling sex in exchange for money, or who are arranging for the sale of these services, or who are buying sexual services.
Sometimes the arrests are legitimate but there are times where individuals are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, I have had a number of cases where the client was simply “bantering” with an undercover officer only to be arrested before any explicit exchange of money for services had occurred. In other cases, I have had clients arrested for offering money for acts not falling within the limits of the prostitution statute.
Regardless of how legitimate the arrest is, it is important for a person to secure the experience and skill of F.T. Sessoms, a Minnesota criminal lawyer who is experienced with prostitution offenses. Everyone has rights and those rights, as well as your good name, needs to be protected. This can only be done by calling a seasoned attorney who is well-versed in the Minnesota prostitution law and its defenses.
Prostitution Defense You Can Trust
There are a number of activities that fall within the realm of prostitution. Those activities include:
- Performing sexual acts in exchange for money
- Loitering in a public place with the intent to sell sexual acts for money
- Soliciting an individual to perform sexual acts in exchange for money
- Promoting an individual for prostitution (pimping)
- Receiving the profits that are generated from prostitution or promoting prostitution
- Prostituting in a park or school zone
If convicted of any of the above prostitution-related acts, the penalties are very serious. However, they do not have to be. Even if a conviction occurs, there are ways to avoid the maximum penalties and punishments that could be imposed by statute. Other times, a case can be dismissed, reduced or the client can be acquitted after a court or jury trial.
Advocating For Your Future
While most prostitution offenses are classified as misdemeanors, this should not be taken lightly. Even a misdemeanor can cause a person to have difficulty finding a job or finding a place to live. If a background check is involved, then the offense can be seen and there are many employers and landlords that do not like to see any criminal offenses at all among their employees or their tenants. Those that overlook misdemeanors may not pay wages that are meaningful, so there are many ways in which a prostitution conviction can affect your life. That is why it is important to call your attorney as soon as possible so work can begin on your case. By fighting the charges, you have a much better chance at a brighter future.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney
Prostitution is a serious offense that happens throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is a charge that can be filed against individuals selling sex services, marketing these services, and those who pay for them. If you have been accused of a prostitution-related charge, it is important that you secure the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.