If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for violation of Florida’s prostitution statute 796.07 the professional attorneys and staff of Finebloom & Haenel can help you!
“Prostitution” is defined as the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire. You can be arrested for offering to sell your body for sexual activity or for trying to buy sexual favors.
- A first time conviction is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.
- A second conviction is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
- A third conviction (or more) is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in the Department of Corrections.
- In almost all cases you will be subject to a mandatory draw of your blood to test for STDs.
When most people think of a prostitution charge they think of your average streetwalker looking for a “trick.” This is the most common form of prostitution charge. However, the current trend in prostitution cases is a bit more involved. Detectives scan webpages such as Craigslist and Backpage for escort ads. They then contact these escorts and try to get them to admit that they provide sexual services. Many times the detective or undercover officer will say that they are looking for some type of sexual favor for a friend for his “bachelor party.” When the escort shows up they arrest them. Sometimes the person who shows up is not even the person who the officer spoke with on the phone.
There are several defense options available to you if you have been charged with this crime! Do not waive your rights! Call the experienced attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel today to discuss all of your options. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling 407-218-6277.