Richmond Prostitution Lawyer
If you are facing a prostitution charge in the Richmond area, there are many things you should know about the prostitution laws in Virginia as you plan for your case. A Richmond prostitution lawyer can assist you with fully understanding the scope of your case, including possible penalties, what exactly the prosecution needs to prove, the possibility of negotiating a settlement, any additional evidence that may help your case, and how best to assess the existing evidence. So call today to set up a consultation with a prostitution lawyer in Richmond.
How a Richmond Prostitution Lawyer Can Help
Our Richmond prostitution attorneys have experience with these types of cases. They know all of the elements that the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, to get a conviction.
Contact us today, and one of our experienced prostitution lawyers in Richmond will conduct a full assessment and investigation of your case. They will identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. They will determine if any evidence should be deemed inadmissible. They will take the lead on your case and keep you regularly informed of the status and any developments.
The prostitution laws in Virginia are outlined in Virginia Code Section 18.2-346. Prostitution is defined as committing a sexual act in exchange for money or the equivalent. Additionally, a person can be charged with prostitution if he/she offers to perform a sexual act for money or its equivalent and commits acts in furtherance of the offer. VA Code 18.2-346. A person can also be charged with solicitation of prostitution if he/she offers someone money in exchange for a sexual act and then acts in furtherance of the offer. VA Code 18.2-346. Both Class 1 misdemeanors, convictions for prostitution or solicitation of prostitution will result in a punishment of up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.
Other prostitution crimes in Virginia, some of which have even harsher penalties than those listed above, include:
Schedule a Meeting with a Richmond Prostitution Lawyer Today
Each of the crimes listed above has various separate elements. Each element of each crime must be proven by the prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt to secure a conviction. Our experienced Richmond prostitution lawyers are well-versed in these elements. They know how much weight a particular piece of evidence holds (or does not hold). They will investigate your case rigorously and represent you zealously. They will communicate the status of your case with you on a regular basis and make sure you are prepared for your day in court. Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation.