Many people do not think of the potential legal consequences of soliciting a prostitute, however, prostitution is a crime that New Jersey takes very seriously, and if you are someone who is currently facing prostitution charges, you need an experienced New Jersey sex crimes attorney on your side. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced legal team to learn more about how prostitution charges in New Jersey and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How is prostitution defined in New Jersey?
Prostitution is loosely defined as a person accepting or performing a sexual activity in exchange for money or property. Anyone who is caught participating in an act of prostitution will most likely face criminal charges that can significantly impact their lives for years to come.
What are the consequences of prostitution charges in New Jersey?
If you are found guilty of participating in an act of prostitution, you can expect to face the following consequences:
- For first-time offenders: A disorderly persons charge, which can warrant a $1,000 fine as well as 6 months of jail time.
- For a second offense: A second or subsequent prostitution charge is a fourth-degree crime, which can warrant a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in jail.
You should also understand there are additional aggravating factors and elements that can increase the degree of crime up to a first degree. For example, if a minor is involved in the act of prostitution, it is a second-degree crime, for which you can expect to face years of incarceration and staggering fines.
As you can see, a prostitution conviction can have very serious implications on your reputation and your life, which is why you cannot afford to proceed without an experienced attorney on your side. Our firm has helped countless individuals facing prostitution charges over the years, and we are ready to help you as well. If you have any additional questions or you need an attorney who can fight for you, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.
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