Both prostitution and solicitation are serious crimes in Arizona. It is the act of promoting prostitution, taking part in prostitution near a school or an area where children may be present, and hanging around in an area with the intention of committing the act of prostitution. Even those looking to engage in and pay for the services offered by a prostitute or caught actively participating in sexual acts with a prostitute will be arrested and charged with a crime.
If you have been charged with prostitution, then you need to take action immediately and equip yourself with the best legal representation. Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD can provide a caring, aggressive, and strategic defense for you rather than you sitting and waiting for the day that you will be convicted and sentenced to a crime that you may not have even committed. We represent clients in Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale.
If you are arrested for prostitution or soliciting a prostitute, you are subject to the new legislation that the Arizona governor signed into law in 2006. These laws make the penalties for prostitution much tougher with anyone being convicted of prostitution having to serve a minimum jail sentence. After four offenses, the conviction is that of a felony.
The following are the penalties if convicted:
- First offense – 15 days in jail
- Second offense – 30 days in jail
- Third offense – 60 days in jail
- Fourth offense – 180 days in jail
You do not want an investigation against you to continue without you having an Arizona prostitution defense lawyer working with you. Severe criminal punishment could be the result and you do have rights.
Advantages Of Hiring An Attorney
When you make the call to Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD, you are taking a step in the right direction. Your rights are enforced and your attorney takes the facts of your case and pushes toward a reasonable solution. Even if you are guilty, you may want to keep the act out of the public eye. This can be done with your attorney negotiating a lesser charge with the prosecutor. Of course, the factors in the case will apply, but the idea is to have a strategic approach to achieve the ideal outcome.
If your case requires a fight in court, your attorney will be there with you, providing you with an aggressive and competent defense. While the situation can get worse before it gets better, you can be confident in the fact that your best interest is at hand and that you will be able to go on with your life.
Arizona Prostitution Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been accused of any act that is classified as a prostitution offense, legal protection is needed as soon as possible. This is a very serious crime that carries severe penalties. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can work to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed so that you can have a much better future. To get started, call us today at 602-926-7373 or fill out the contact form on this page for your free case evaluation and learn about how we can help preserve your rights and what options are available to you.
Have you been charged with a crime? Get in touch with a qualified and professional Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case! Our legal experts will fight for your rights and you will get you justice you deserve.