Washington D.C. Prostitution Attorney
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Although it is considered one of the oldest professions in the world—dating
back to the days the original colonies were formed in U.S. history—prostitution
is illegal in nearly every state in the country, including Washington
D.C. Engaging in prostitution or soliciting for prostitution results in
serious penalties, such as jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal
record that can damage your reputation and future.
If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation, a
sex crime lawyer can protect your rights and freedom. Our
Washington D.C. criminal defense attorneys at
Hunter & Johnson, PLLC has a history of winning case results by providing our clients with effective
and personalized legal solutions. We can evaluate your case, determine
your available legal options, and help you secure the most favorable outcome—whether
it’s the dismissal of your entire case or the reduction of the charges
or penalties you face. Do not hesitate to get your life back on the right
path with our help.
District of Columbia Prostitution Laws & Penalties
Prostitution is defined as giving or receiving sexual intercourse or contact
in exchange for a fee. Solicitation means offering, enticing, offering,
or otherwise agreeing to engage in prostitution. In other words, both
the prostitute and the solicitor could be charged with prostitution in
Additionally, arranging to commit prostitution is considered a criminal
offense, involving the procurement—or an attempt to procure—of
prostitution. So, whether the act happened, or a fee has yet to be paid,
you could be charged with this form of prostitution.
The following are the penalties for prostitution in Washington D.C.:
First offense (misdemeanor) – Maximum 90-day jail term and/or a fine not exceeding $500
Second offense (misdemeanor) – Maximum 180-day jail sentence and/or a fine no more than $1,000
Third and subsequent offenses (felonies) – Maximum two-year prison sentence and/or a fine of up to $4,000
Keep in mind, first-time offenders may be eligible for enrollment in a
diversion program, which can result in the dismissal of their conviction
if they fulfill the conditions of the program, including community service,
education courses, drug testing, and avoiding further criminal activity.
Call (202) 759-7929 to Schedule a Consultation Today
Our legal team can investigate your case, gather evidence, negotiate with
the prosecution, and do our best to help you avoid conviction. Not only
do we understand how devastating these charges could have on your career
and personal life, but we also know how to get the best results.
Contact us and discuss your case with Hunter & Johnson, PLLC today for more information.