A criminal charge of prostitution or soliciting a prostitute is difficult and often embarrassing charge. If you find yourself arrested for soliciting sex, you need this problem fixed carefully and discreetly.Criminal Charge in Massachusetts? Call Attorney Russell Matson at (781) 817-6332.
I understand what you are going through, and I can help you fix this legal problem.
Our firm has represented clients on many extremely sensitive and embarrassing criminal matters.
As your defense attorney, it is my job to represent you and your interests, and protect your rights and privacy as much as is possible.
How I Can Help Fight Your Prostitution Charge
I will review your case and work to find any possible defenses – Can they prove that you absolutely intended to pay for or solicit sex? Or were you simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?
I will also treat you with the utmost courtesy and privacy, and work to dispatch your case as quickly and quietly as is possible, to protect your rights in every way I can.
I will make every possible effort to help you avoid a criminal record, as well as do what we can to make sure your wife, your co-workers, or others don’t find out about this charge.
This law under Section 53A applies to either party in a sex for a fee transaction – either the “John” or the prostitute.
If you agree to engage in sex for a fee, even is no sex occurs, the penalties are:
- Up to 1 year in Jail
- Fines of up to $500
However, if you agree to pay another person to engage in sexual conduct, whether or not sex occurs, the penalties under Sec 53B are:
- Up to 2 1/2 years in Jail
- Fines of $1000-$5000
This is a slightly tougher law aimed at Johns.
Ref Mass Gen. Laws Ch. 272 Sec. 53a
Penalties for Soliciting Prostitution
The penalties for simply soliciting a prostitute, whether or not any sexual activity actually takes place, are less than those for actually engaging in sex for a fee:
- Up to 1 year in Jail
- Fines up to $500
Ref: MGL c.272 §8
Purveying, Sharing Earnings of a Prostitute AKA “Pimping”
To gain earnings from prostitution is a felony offense under Mass General Laws Chapter 272 Section 7.
To convict you of this offense, the state must prove that you had knowledge that the person was earning money as a prostitute, and you were deriving income or received money from that activity.
The penalties for this charge, if convicted, are:
- Up to 5 years in state prison
- Fines up to $5000
- Minimum penalty of 2 years served
Ref: MGL Ch 272 Sec 7
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