Accused of a Prostitution Charge in Rochester?
Our Dedicated Rochester Sex Crime Lawyer Can Defend You
N.Y. Pen. Law § 230 defines offenses associated with prostitution.
Generally speaking, these offenses are broken down into two categories:
patronizing (buying) a prostitute and promoting prostitution. The seriousness
of these charges is largely dependent on the circumstances of the alleged
offense, but make no mistake—any one of these allegations requires
aggressive and capable defense counsel.
At my firm
Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law, I am well-versed with how difficult and damaging sexual offense accusations
can be. As a former prosecutor, I'm familiar with how New York prosecutors
prioritize these cases and know what it takes to secure a reduction or
dismissal of your charge. My clients can always rest assured that every
possible legal effort towards a reduction or dismissal on their behalf
will be diligently pursued both in and outside of court.
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Kinds of Prostitution Offenses
N.Y. Pen. Law § 230 says, "A person is guilty of prostitution
when such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct
with another person in return for a fee." As you can see, this language
is sure to include the party paying for sexual conduct (patronizing a
prostitute) and the person being paid or profiting from it (promoting
Patronizing a prostitute charges include:
Third-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.04) - charged when the accused knowingly patronizes
Second-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.05) - charged when the accused is over eighteen
years old and knowingly patronizes a prostitute who is under fourteen
First-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.06) - charged when the accused knowingly patronizes
a prostitute who is under eleven years old.
Promoting prostitution charges include:
Fourth-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.20) - charged when and individual profits or
advances prostitution. Promoting prostitution with obscene material to
ten or more people is also fourth-degree promoting prostitution.
Third-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.25) - charged when an individual, either alone
or in association with others, runs a prostitution enterprise. This can
include travel services to foreign jurisdictions. Profiting from or advancing
the prostitution of someone under nineteen years old is also third-degree
Second-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.30) - charged when an individual compels or
threatens someone to get them to engage in prostitution. Profiting from
or advancing prostitution of someone less than sixteen years old is also
second-degree promoting prostitution.
First-degree (N.Y. Pen. Law § 230.32) - charged when an individual profits from
or advances the prostitution of someone younger than eleven years old.
Depending on your charge, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges.
To learn more about your charge and how my firm can help dispel these
accusations against you, contact me today.
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