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Alexandria Prostitution Lawyer

If you have been accused of a prostitution-related crime, then contacting an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer is the first step you will have to make if you want to have the charges against you reduced or repercussions of the charge mitigated.

How an Alexandria Prostitution Lawyer Can Help

The criminal defense attorneys at our firm are very experienced. Having practiced law in Alexandria, they know what to expect when it comes to the local law and the local courts in Alexandria. They can also keep you educated and informed along the way, making sure you are up-to-date on all pertinent information related to your case.

Although legal processes can be long and drawn out, our Alexandria prostitution lawyers work hard to find a timely, trusted solution for you by offering you the following legal services along with their sympathy, understanding, and zeal:

  • An honest assessment of your case during a scheduled one-on-one consultation
  • A favorable defense strategy that suits your unique situation and special needs
  • Legal advice so you have someone on your side keeping you informed from the beginning to the end of your case
  • Legal advocacy so you have someone on your side who is also speaking on your behalf and fighting for you, especially once you are standing in front of a judge on your day in court

Prostitution Laws in Alexandria

Prostitution is a serious crime in Alexandria and it also comes with serious legal consequences upon conviction. That’s why it’s so important to have someone on your side who understands the laws in Alexandria when it comes to both prostitution and soliciting prostitution. After all, a better understanding of the law means a better understanding of how to make the law work in your favor.

Prostitution

According to Alexandria Code Section 18.2-346, someone who engages in a sexual act for money or its equivalent, such as drugs, is guilty of prostitution. Prostitution is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Soliciting Prostitution

According to Section 18.2-346, someone who offers money or its equivalent in order to have someone else engage in or perform a sexual act in Alexandria is guilty of solicitation of prostitution. Solicitation of prostitution is also punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

However, the crime of solicitation of prostitution is enhanced to a Class 6 felony when a minor aged 16 or older is solicited. It is enhanced to a Class 5 felony when a minor under the age of 16 is solicited.

Other Prostitution-related Crimes

It is also a crime to do any of the following:

  • Keep, live in or visit a place that is used for prostitution
  • Aid in prostitution by knowingly transporting someone who will engage in or perform a sexual act
  • Taking or detaining someone for the sake of prostitution
  • Using a vehicle for prostitution
  • Receiving money for selling someone into prostitution or from someone who works as a prostitute

Contact an Alexandria Prostitution Lawyer Today

If you are ready to sit down and talk about your case, contact an experienced prostitution lawyer with experience in Alexandria today. They will sit down with you during your initial consultation and walk you through the process of your case. Call today for a free initial consultation.

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