Philadelphia Prostitution Lawyer
You Need a Seasoned Sex Crimes Attorney
In the surrounding areas, police have been aggressively addressing the
issue of prostitution by conducting prostitution sweeps, having police
officers go undercover to catch those involved in the selling, buying,
or promoting sexual services.
If you have been arrested for either selling or buying sex, or promoting
prostitution, it is crucial to consult with an experienced and aggressive
sex crimes lawyer to receive sound legal guidance and representation. At
Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd, we make sure clients feel secure knowing that we provide vigorous and
skilled legal advocacy when building defenses against prostitution charges.
What constitutes as prostitution?
A person is charged with prostitution if they engage in sexual activity
for profit, loiter in a public place with the intention to sell sexual
services, promote prostitution, or pay for sexual activity. The minimum
penalty for first offense prostitution may include imprisonment and heavy
fines, which will increase with additional offenses.
The penalties for first offense prostitution charges may include some of
- Up to a year in jail
- Fined up to $2,500
- Your name published in local newspaper and on sex offender list in some cases
- Mandatory counseling
Prostitution charges can deeply affect your freedom, future, and reputation.
A conviction could be placed on your permanent criminal record, making
it harder to obtain particular employment or even to live in certain areas.
It is important to obtain legal representation from a Philadelphia
criminal defense lawyer to help build your case. Our firm can investigate the circumstances and
determine the best defense strategy for your case.
Obtain Vigorous Legal Representation
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our team at Parkinson,
Tarpey & Lloyd is experienced in defending clients against serious
charges. Our team has a background as former assistant district attorneys,
giving us the edge to understand both ends of the legal spectrum. Sex
crimes not only have serious penalties but also has negative lasting effects
on your reputation.
Call our office today to speak with a seasoned Philadelphia sex crime attorney, to get
started on building your defense.