Phoenix, AZ Prostitution Attorneys
In Arizona, even the most basic prostitution charge can lead to a large fine, jail time and a criminal record. Avoiding a conviction is especially important for people with prior convictions, because penalties increase dramatically for second and subsequent convictions. Faced with this situation, you need the strong and effective representation of a Phoenix prostitution defense lawyer.
Cates Law Group, PLLC is an aggressive and experienced criminal defense firm. Our firm defends people accused of all types of prostitution charges, including:
- Prostitution — first and subsequent offenses
- Enticement of persons for purposes of prostitution
- Procurement and pimping
- Child prostitution
- Human trafficking
- And other charges
We represent alleged prostitutes, alleged customers of prostitutes, alleged sexual traffickers and alleged members of prostitution rings.
Call us 602-296-3434 for a free initial consultation. A prostitution defense lawyer is available 24 hours a day.
Defense of Prostitution Charges
There may be one or more defenses available in your cases. These include lack of probable cause for the investigation, entrapment, inadmissible evidence, procedural errors by the police and others. Our Phoenix attorneys will review all possible defenses. If there is a potentially successful means of defense available, we will find it — the goal being a dismissal of the charge or acquittal. In some cases, it may make sense to seek a negotiated plea (perhaps to a lesser charge) that limits the penalties you incur.
Cates Law Group, PLLC will work with energy and determination to obtain a favorable outcome for you.
A first time prostitution offense is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by 15 days to six months in jail, and up to $2,500 in fines. Penalties increase for every subsequent violation. A person who has previously been convicted of three or more prostitution violations and who commits another violation is guilty of a class 5 felony, shall be sentenced to 180 days to 2.5 years in prison. Probation or suspension of penalty is not allowed. Other prostitution charges can result in similar penalties.
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Contact or call 602-296-3434 for a free initial consultation. A Phoenix prostitution defense attorney is available to talk with you 24 hours a day.