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Tough Criminal Defense Representation

Prostitution Defense Attorney in Minneapolis

Providing A Tenacious Fight for Your Rights

Prostitution occurs when an individual exchanges sexual favors for money or another type of benefit. An individual soliciting sex is charged with prostitution, and the person accepting sexual favors can be charged with a crime as well. Both are quite serious and come with tough consequences.

If you are facing a charge of prostitution, then you are dealing with a very difficult time in your life. During this time, you need legal representation from an experienced Minneapolis prostitution defense lawyer. You need someone who can look at your case and create strategies to work toward a positive outcome for you. That outcome could be reduced or dismissed charges.

Call us today at (612) 200-1526 if you are facing prostitution charges and need legal assistance.

Types of Prostitution Cases

There are a variety of prostitution cases that are seen in Minnesota courts.

They include:

  • Inducement of prostitution: Influencing another person to engage in prostitution.
  • Solicitation of prostitution: Persuading or offering another person to exchange sexual activity for money.
  • Prostitution in a school zone or near a park: Penalties are increased if the act occurs within an area where there are children present.
  • Promotion of prostitution: Promoting the prostitution of someone else and collecting money from the act.
  • Loitering with the intent to solicit: Loitering in an area with the intent to commit prostitution.

Any act of prostitution is considered a severe offense because it is regarded as a sex crime. If arrested for any of the above, do not say anything to the arresting officer because anything you say could be used against you in court. You do not want to incriminate yourself, no matter what.

Prostitution Penalties

Whether you’re the prostitute or the patron, there are severe consequences to be had. These consequences can result in severe fines and prison time if found guilty. That's why the first step after being charged should be to contact a Minneapolis prostitution defense attorney at Meshbesher & Associates.

The exact prison time if convicted can be up to 20 years and can cost up to $40,000 in fines. In many cases, however, the fines may not exceed $1,000, because the offense may be a misdemeanor and the jail time is approximately 90 days. There are a number of factors that come into play during a sentencing, such as whether or not there is a criminal history present, the intent when committing the crime, and where the crime occurred. An example of one of these aggravating factors is when someone receives profits for prostituting minors. This carries a very severe penalty.

A Skilled Attorney is Key

If you have been accused of prostitution or being a patron of prostitution, don't submit to the charges. Instead, utilize the services of an experienced and competent Twin Cities criminal defense attorney. There are many areas of the law that can work to your advantage, and we are here to guide you through them.

Call us today at (612) 200-1526 or fill out our contact form to learn how we can help you.

Client Testimonials

  • “Rich Student provided the legal guidance I needed during my recovery. Rich settled my claim against the driver who caused the accident for the liability policy limits. He then got me additional compensation”

    Tommy

  • “The team at Meshbesher and Associates helped me get through the rough road and I was treated like family not a client. They helped me every step of the way, whenever I had concerns or questions they were always there for me and I never forget that.”

    Robert

  • “After hiring other attorneys that encouraged me to plead guilty and serve prison time, I reached out to Meshbesher & Associates because of their reputation for fighting criminal charges. ”

    James

  • “Following my son being arrested I called Steve Meshbesher on a Saturday afternoon. We met an hour later at his office. Steve and his staff at Meshbesher & Associates were very helpful and organized. Steve is an incredibly talented criminal defense attorne”

    Connie

  • “Meshbesher & Associates helped me every step of the way, whenever I had concerns or questions they were always there for me and I will never forget that.”

    Former Client