Have you been charged with a federal crime related to prostitution? When a person (male or female) under the age of eighteen is transported across state lines for the purpose of committing sexual acts, the accused will likely be charged in federal court. The exploitation of children for prostitution / human trafficking purposes are matters of extreme interest to federal investigators, particularly in the State of Florida.
What You Should Know
It is illegal to knowingly rent space to be used for prostitution, to knowingly run such a business, to arrange for other people to commit acts of prostitution, and/or to recruit potential customers or people to engage in acts of prostitution. Additionally, advertising an “innocent” escort service may result in an undercover investigation. Should an “escort” cross the line beyond providing companionship, you may be facing a number of serious criminal charges, especially if a minor child under the age of 18 is involved. Additionally, you could be charged in federal court if it is believed that you engaged in the exploitation of children through prostitution. The consequences of being convicted can range from probation or time in a county jail to many years in federal prison for each charge, based upon the exact details of the case.
What Should I Do Next?
If you are accused of a state or federal crime involving prostitution or human trafficking, you must act quickly and engage the services of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney with extensive trial experience. The penalties in federal court for these crimes are so extensive that immediate defense action must be taken. If you have questions regarding a crime of this nature call us now for a free, confidential consultation regarding the allegations being made against you. You may be facing fines and serious prison time and need an experienced advocate in your corner, before you ever speak to law enforcement officers if possible.