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Chester County Prostitution Lawyers

Prostitution is a crime, and it doesn’t matter how you look at it. A common argument is that it is within the rights of a person and their body to sell their body for sex, and it is a crime that doesn’t have a victim. The person who wants to pay for sex is looking for the act, and they are willing to pay for it when they cannot get it another way. Some who have been arrested and charged with prostitution argue that paying for sex is better than someone taking it without asking first. While that might be true, it certainly does not change the fact that prostitution is a crime. If you’ve been arrested and charged with prostitution, you have rights. Call a criminal defense attorney who specializes in sex crimes to discuss your case.

Penalties for Prostitution

The legal description of prostitution is hiring out the body for sexual pleasure. This means that any act of sex in exchange for money is considered prostitution, and it is against the law in almost every state. Prostitution is not limited to sexual intercourse alone. Any act of sex that does not involve intercourse is still considered prostitution if it is offered in exchange for financial gain. Both the person who sells their body and the person who offers to buy it can be charged with a criminal offense, and an attorney can help you with your case.

The penalties for prostitution in Chester County vary. A first-time offender might not go to jail, but they might be forced to pay a fine. However, this does not mean that jail time is off the table. Many first-time offenders are issued a lighter sentence if this is their first arrest and first conviction. A second-time offender might spend more time in jail and pay higher fines. Someone who is arrested for prostitution a third time risks spending time in prison, which is a sentence greater than one year, in addition to paying fines.

Prostitution Charges

If you are not selling your own body for money, you can still face charges related to prostitution in some cases. If you are the buyer, you can still face charges. If you are a broker who sells bodies for money, you can be charged with this crime. If you own a business in which you allow people to come in and sell their bodies in exchange for payment, you can be charged with this crime. If you allow someone to use your home or office to engage in prostitution even if you didn’t sell or buy anything, you are also guilty of prostitution.

There are many factors to consider when a prostitution charge is issued. Did money directly change hands, or was it merely offered? There is a slippery slope to contend with pertaining to crimes of this nature, and it’s easier for you to fight your charges when you have an experienced attorney on your side.

There is always a chance you did not know that the person with whom you were engaging in sexual behavior was going to ask for money following the act. You might have joked with a person you’d pay for sex from them, but you didn’t know they were taking it seriously. You may not know that your friend who is staying with you for a few weeks is making ends meet by selling her body to people and using your home in which to do her business.

Your attorney works with you to provide a defense against this charge. If you can prove that you didn’t know what was going on, you can walk away without any formal charges filed. If you are guilty of the act, you might be able to walk away without many penalties because this is your first offense. You have more options than you might imagine, but you need to call an experienced prostitution attorney to learn more about your legal rights in this matter.

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We Protect Your Freedom And Your Future.

At the law offices of Amato T Sanita, Esq, this is more than just a slogan – it’s our philosophy, and belief. Our goal is to protect your freedom, and to ensure your future is protected. By working with our firm, you get legal representation when you need it the most for your criminal case in Philadelphia. We understand that dealing with the criminal system is overwhelming – the consequences cannot be underestimated. Regardless of whether it’s a small misdemeanor, or a severe federal crime, you need to understand the legal process – how it impacts you – and a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, who will work for you. Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers treat each case as it’s own unique situation, and work hard to uncover evidence that will get you the best possible outcome. Founding partner Amato Sanita, understands that you’re very concerned about possible sentences, and issues in the future you might face. There are many aspects to a criminal defense case. Our goal is to show the court you didn’t commit the crime and/or don’t deserve the maximum sentence for the crime you’re accused of committing. Regardless of whether it’s a drug offense, assault charge, or bank fraud, our Philadelphia criminal lawyers work tirelessly to represent your interests in court.

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Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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False Imprisonment

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Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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