Prostitution is a serious crime in Florida. The crime is, perhaps, taken even more serious in Tampa given our reputation for strip clubs. Local law enforcement agencies look to crack down on both prostitutes and their clients in an effort to keep the city clean and avoid an even worse reputation.
Generally speaking, prostitution offenses are governed under Florida Statute 796.07. Prostitution related crimes carry harsh penalties, including fines, jail time, and even the possibility of mandatory STD testing. However, for many people, the real penalty comes with the shame and humiliation that surrounds being busted for solicitation of prostitution. It is important to handle these charges swiftly and correctly in order to prevent yourself from facing any further harm to your reputation. An experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer may be able to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced, preventing you from having a sexual crime listed on your record.
Call an attorney at Taracks & Associates today at 813-281-2897 for a free consultation. One of our experienced criminal defense lawyers will review your case and help you to understand your options. We have three former prosecutors on staff who know how the State will build its case against you and will use that information to fight for your rights. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.