Philadelphia Prostitution Lawyers
You Need a Seasoned Attorney
In Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, police have been aggressively addressing the issue of prostitution by conducting prostitution sweeps. This involves having police officers go undercover to catch those involved in the selling, buying, or promoting of 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 prostitution attorney in Philadelphia to receive sound legal guidance and representation. At Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd, we make sure clients feel secure in the knowledge that we provide vigorous and skilled legal advocacy when building defenses against prostitution charges.
What Constitutes 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 the following:
- Up to a year in jail
- Fined up to $2,500
- Your name published in the local newspaper and sex offender lists, 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 prostitution lawyer to help build your case. Our firm can investigate the circumstances and determine the best defense strategy for your situation.
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, which gives us the edge to understand both ends of the legal spectrum. Sex crimes not only have serious penalties but also have negative lasting effects on your reputation.
Call our office today at (215) 352-3432 to speak with a seasoned Philadelphia prostitution attorney and get started on building your defense.
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