Richmond Prostitution Attorney
Arrested? Turn to a firm with experience.
The act of exchanging sex for money or favors – known as prostitution – is illegal in Virginia. It is even unlawful to reside in a house used for prostitution or a brothel. The issues with the law is that there is a significant gray area and some believe that it verges on violating your rights to do what you please with your own body.
If you have been arrested for prostitution, you are certainly facing harsh scrutiny from a legal system that holds a certain bias against your alleged crime. In order to secure your freedoms and protect your future, you may require the professional assistance of a Richmond criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran. For nearly 25 years, our firm has been standing up for the accused and aggressively defending them from state prosecutors.
For compassionate and committed support, contact our lead attorney, Ms. Corcoran, today.
Challenge Solicitation Charges with Our Legal Counsel
A crime often paired with prostitution charges is solicitation. When an individual obtains or attempts to obtain sexual acts for money or favors, they may be charged with this serious sex crime that can carry similar punishments to the act of prostitution.
Penalties for prostitution and solicitation may include:
- High fines
- Jail time
- Registration as a sex offender
- Restraining orders
It is not uncommon for law enforcement to use undercover officers to pose as prostitutes in order to catch potential solicitors, or "johns." There is much controversy surrounding these practices as they may be considered entrapment based on circumstances. With a seasoned Richmond solicitation attorney from our firm, you can stand up for yourself in court with decisive evidence and a strong case representing your rights.
Avoid the High Penalties of Sex Trafficking Crimes
Carrying even higher punishments than prostitution and solicitation, sex trafficking crimes – such as pimping, pandering, and promoting – can be charged as Class 4 felonies. To simply receive money from a woman who has been charged and convicted as a prostitute is considered pandering. Helping a prostitute offer her services, or encouraging her to sell her body for money, are classified as promoting and pimping. If you are not prepared to defend yourself in court for sex trafficking charges, you may be paying thousands of dollars in fines and spending years in prison.
Why You Should Choose Us to Be Your Defense
Your future well-being is hanging in the balance when you are arrested for prostitution, solicitation, or sex trafficking. In order to have confidence in a court of law, you need to make sure you are represented by an experienced and knowledgeable sex crime defense attorney like Ms. Corcoran from The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran.
Awards and accolades that set her apart from the rest include:
- Consistent "Excellent" Avvo Rating
- Exclusive focus on handling criminal defense cases – no distractions
- More than two decades of trial experience
- Named in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
If you are being charged with prostitution or any of its related crimes, you have to take your case seriously. Seek legal counsel from our Richmond prostitution attorney to begin building a case that keeps your best interests in mind. Tell us about your case today through a free, confidential consultation.