What Happens if I’m Convicted of Prostitution in New Jersey?

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There are few things more damaging to a person’s life and future than being convicted of a sex crime. Though people seldom consider prostitution to be a serious sex crime, such as sexual assault, the truth is, if someone is caught soliciting a prostitute or engaging in an act of prostitution, they will most likely face a wide variety of very serious penalties. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey prostitution lawyer to learn about what can happen if you’re convicted of prostitution in New Jersey and how our legal team can combat any of the charges you’re facing. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is prostitution?

When someone engages in a sexual activity in exchange for money or property, they are committing an act of prostitution. This is true whether the person is accepting or performing the activity. Prostitution is illegal and can have a significant impact on a person’s life upon conviction.

What happens if I am convicted of an act of prostitution in the state of New Jersey?

When someone is convicted of an act of prostitution, they will face a wide range of penalties, depending on whether it is a first or subsequent offense. Some of the consequences of prostitution charges are as follows:

  • For first-time offenders: This is a disorderly persons charge, which entails a $1,000 fine and up to 6 months in jail.
  • For a second offense: This is a fourth-degree crime, which entails a $10,000 fine and up to 18 of incarceration.

Depending on the circumstances of the act of prostitution, you may face additional penalties. For instance, if you are caught engaging in prostitution with a minor, it is a second-degree crime that can warrant far harsher penalties.

The bottom line is that when someone is convicted of engaging in an act of prostitution, they face very serious penalties that can significantly impact their future. Don’t make the mistake of facing these charges without a competent and aggressive New Jersey sex crimes attorney who can fight your charges and work to ensure you live a happy, productive, and jail-free life. Give the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri a call today.


The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri prides itself on providing our clients with the competent, honest, and effective legal advice they deserve. Whether you are facing sex crime charges, require assistance filing for bankruptcy, or are looking to go through the foreclosure mediation process, you can depend on us to fight for your rights through every step of the process going forward. Contact the Law Office Boyd & Squitieri today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.