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Prostitution Defense Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Serving Clients Across Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, West Milford, Woodland Park, Little Falls and Passaic County

Prostitution Defense Attorneys Passaic County NJLike many sex crimes in New Jersey, prostitution and/or promoting prostitution can lead to felony charges, prison time, and a stain on your permanent record. Prostitution and it’s related crimes can lead to disorderly persons convictions all the way up to first degree felony convictions depending on the nature of crimes. Needless to say, convictions stemming from prostitution or promoting prostitution can have life altering consequences.

At The Law Office of Del Sardo & Montanari, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of our clients across New Jersey including Paterson, Clifton, Woodland Park, Wayne, West Milford, Little Falls and the greater Passaic County region. We believe in handling each case on an individual basis, working with our clients to understand the specifics of their circumstances, and seeking to have their charges dismissed or reduced.

Call our office today to speak with a member of our sex crime defense team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your prostitution or promoting prostitution charges and what we can do to best serve you.

Prostitution N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1: Clifton, NJ Prostitution Lawyers

Pursuant to New Jersey Revised Statutes Sections 2C:34-1 – Prostitution and related offenses and 2C:34-1.1 – Loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, prostitution in New Jersey is defined as “sexual activity with another person in exchange for something of economic value, or the offer or acceptance of an offer to engage in sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value.”

“Sexual activity” may allude to any sexual act including, but not limited to, sexual intercourse of any kind, masturbation, touching of genitals or other private parts, and other sexual relations. Individuals may be found guilty of prostitution or other related crimes if they participate in one of more of the following:

  • Acting as a prostitute as defined above – disorderly persons up to third degree charge based on repeat offenses
  • Soliciting and engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute as a patron – fourth degree charge
  • Promoting prostitution – fourth degree charge
  • Promoting prostitution of a minor (child under the age of 18) regardless of whether the promoter knew the prostitute was a minor – first degree charge
  • Promoting prostitution of an individual who is under the care or ward of the offender – first degree charge
  • Coercing another individual to participate in prostitution – third degree charge
  • Promoting prostitution of the offender’s spouse – third degree charge
  • Knowingly engaging in prostitution with a minor – second degree charge
  • Loitering with the intent of engaging in prostitution – disorderly persons charge

Paterson, NJ Solicitation Attorneys Discuss Penalties for Prostitution

First Degree Prostitution Convictions may lead to:

  • 10-20 years in a state prison
  • Maximum $200,000 fine
  • Possible sex offender registration

Second Degree Prostitution Convictions may lead to:

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years in a state prison
  • Maximum $150,000 fine
  • Possible registering as sex offender

Third Degree Prostitution Convictions may lead to:

  • Three (3) to five (5) year prison sentence
  • Fines up to $15,000
  • Possible sex offender registration

Fourth Degree Prostitution Convictions may lead to:

  • 18 months in state prison
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Possible registering as sex offender

Disorderly Persons Prostitution Convictions may lead to:

  • Maximum six (6) month sentence in County Jail
  • Maximum $1,000 fine
  • Stain on permanent record

Wayne, NJ Prostitution Lawyers Discuss Legal Defenses

Despite all of the scary charges and sentences listed above, most prostitution cases are considered disorderly persons offenses. Regardless of the severity, our Wayne prostitution defense lawyers will examine the details of your individual case and see what we can do to seek reduced or even dismissed charges.

In the situation where you are are facing disorderly persons charges for prostitution, there is a presumption of non-incarceration, which is to say that most first time offenders can avoid the six (6) month jail sentence with the proper legal defense. We may also be able to work with the judge to grant leniency and have your charges reduced to a non-sex crime such as a disorderly persons, which is much less egregious on your permanent record and can in fact be expunged after a certain time period.

If you are facing even more serious prostitution charges, leniency may be off the table, but we will go over the evidence presented against you to see if there are any holes in the prosecution’s case. We will look at any video or physical evidence, testimony, and at the behavior or law enforcement officers to see if any of that evidence was collected improperly, illegally, or under the coercion of entrapment.

Contact our Woodland Park, NJ Prostitution and Solicitation Attorneys Today

At Del Sardo & Montanari, our prostitution defense attorneys serve New Jersey clients across towns including Clifton, Paterson, Wayne, Woodland Park, Little Falls, West Milford and all of Passaic County. We believe in treating each one of our clients with the empathy and respect they deserve when facing serious criminal allegations. Our team of criminal defense attorneys will attack the evidence presented in your prostitution or promoting prostitution case and seek to reduce or dismiss the charges being leveled against you.

Contact us online or call our Woodland Park offices at (973) 233-4396 today for a free and confidential consultation regarding your prostitution, solicitation, or promoting prostitution charges and to learn how how our firm can best serve your needs.

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