People have often, jokingly, referred to prostitution as the oldest profession in the world. While I will not argue the merits of that claim, one thing that is clear is that prostitution is illegal in New Jersey. Depending on whether you are charged with soliciting prostitution or promoting prostitution, you could be facing a third degree felony indictable offense at the Burlington County Superior Courtand up to five (5) years in a New Jersey State Penitentiary. Additionally, if a child under the age of 18 is involved, these charges will enhance to a second degree offense and possibly result in other serious charges being filed. Regardless of the scenario, anyone being charged with prostitution in New Jersey should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you or a family member were arrested for prostitution in Evesham, Medford, Pemberton,MountLaurel, Willingboro, Bordentown,Burlington Township, Cinnaminson or Mount Holly, contact the Burlington County Prostitution Attorneys at (609) 850-8284.
Whether you picked someone up on the street or met them online through a craigslist ad, you can never be sure if the person you are meeting is an undercover police officer. Moreover, if you are caught at a massage parlor that police have been surveilling for weeks, you could be caught in the large net of a prostitution sting. In any case, you need to be aware of the laws on prostitution and the penalties you may be facing is convicted or found guilty. Our firm has represented countless individuals charged with offenses involving soliciting prostitution, promoting prostitution, engaging in prostitution, child pornography, sexual assault, loitering anddrug possession. If you are facing one of these charges, contact our Burlington County law firm at (609) 850-8284 today. The initial consultation is provided free of charge and our attorneys can be reached 24/7 for your convenience.
While most people do not think that prostitution happens in their town, you would be surprised to learn that towns like Evesham have been a hub for prostitution. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1, it is a crime to solicit prostitution in New Jersey. Specifically, prostitution has been defined as “engaging in sexual activity with another person in exchange for something of economic value, or the offer or acceptance of an offer to engage in sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value.” Under this statute, almost anything of value can be exchanged for sexual activity. That means that you can trade any other economic favor for the sexual service. Cash is not required to change hands.
Promoting Prostitution Lawyers in Eastampton NJ
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1, it is also a felony criminal offense to promote prostitution. Promoting Prostitution involving any of the following types of conduct:
Owning or managing a prostitution house or business enterprise
Soliciting a person for a prostitution house
Encouraging someone to engage in prostitution
Soliciting a “John” for a prostitution
Assisting a “John” in finding a prostitute
These are just a few of the most common types of conduct that could result in criminal charges for promoting prostitution. For more information, please contact our office.
What are the Penalties in NJ for Prostitution?
The penalties for prostitution in New Jersey will depend upon the nature of the charges as well as your criminal history involving prostitution. If you are charged with soliciting prostitution, you will be facing a disorderly persons offense. As a disorderly persons offense, you are facing up to six (6) months in the Burlington County Jail, a $1,000 fine and a criminal record. If this is your second or third offense for soliciting prostitution, you will be charged with a fourth degree felony indictable offense. As a fourth degree indictable offense, you will be facing up to eighteen (18) months in jail, a 10,000 fine, and a felony criminal record. Lastly, if this is your fourth or subsequent offense, you are facing a third degree indictable offense which carries up to five (5) years in a NJ State Prison and a $15,000 fine.
For promoting prostitution charges, you will be facing either third degree or fourth degree felony indictable offense. A fourth degree offense carries up to eighteen (18) months of incarceration, while a third degree charge carries up to five (5) years in prison. For more information on criminal charges for promoting prostitution, please speak with an attorney.
Criminal Lawyers for Prostitution in Bordentown, NJ
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