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 Washington D.C.

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.

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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.

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