Fort Lauderdale Prostitution Lawyer
Effective, confidential legal representation in prostitution matters
It is called the world’s oldest profession — and it flourishes in South Florida, an area that attracts vacationers and business travelers alike. Whether you were arrested in a sting operation, soliciting the services of an escort or as a prostitute, you need the services of an experienced prostitution defense lawyer. At Kevin J. Kulik, P.A., we understand how embarrassing a Fort Lauderdale prostitution arrest can be. We are careful to be as discreet as possible while also making sure that we provide you with an effective defensive strategy. We have helped hundreds of clients facing prostitution charges, including those from out of state and even outside of the United States, and we have a track record of success. Contact our Fort Lauderdale prostitution lawyers for more information.
Were you charged with solicitation?
While it is a crime to offer or accept sexual acts for money, it is often done openly. Most solicitation charges are misdemeanors, but a conviction can be humiliating and damage your relationship with family and friends — and, if you are married, with your spouse.
A first offense is generally a second-degree misdemeanor, and the penalties imposed by the court may include up to 60 days in prison, a $500 fine, or both. Penalties increase with subsequent arrests. If convicted three or more times, you could be facing a third-degree felony charge, with substantially harsher penalties. Likewise, if the prostitution charge includes solicitation or pimping of a minor under the age of 18, you are charged with a second-degree felony. And it doesn’t matter if you didn’t know the person was under 18, even if the person lied. You still are charged with a second-degree felony.
When defending you against these charges, we pay attention to protecting your reputation. We are criminal law attorneys who have experience working with high-profile and celebrity cases. We make sure that all our clients are treated with dignity and respect.
Sex trafficking and forcing a minor into prostitution are more serious charges
It was recently reported that human trafficking is becoming an “epidemic” in Florida. While much of this trafficking is conducted to bring in agricultural and other types of workers, some wind up in the sex industry — and many of them are children, teenagers and young women.
Because most of the sex trafficking includes bringing people across state lines, it is most often charged as a federal crime. Federal prosecutors have the financial and investigative resources that the state of Florida may lack, giving them the ability to build a strong case against you.
A conviction for human trafficking can get you up to 30 years in prison. And make no mistake about it — the government comes at you with everything it has.
While securing an underage prostitute is a serious penalty offense, the buying or selling of minors into prostitution is considered even more heinous and is also a felony offense.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with a highly rated Fort Lauderdale lawyer Kevin J. Kulik
To learn more about how we can provide you with an effective and discreet defense for prostitution charges, please call us at 954-761-9411 or contact us online. Our Fort Lauderdale prostitution lawyers can help today.