Portland Prostitution Defense Attorneys
A Portland criminal defense lawyer at our firm may be able to help you if you have been arrested for prostitution in or around the Portland area of Oregon. A defendant may face prostitution charges for solicitation of prostitution, agreeing to engage in prostitution and actually engaging in an act of prostitution.
In attempting to secure a prostitution conviction, the prosecution will need to prove that there was an agreement to engage in an act of prostitution. In the case of an undercover operation or police sting, there may be recording devices that the undercover officer is wearing to record the conversation and agreement. What if the defendant did not have any money in his or her wallet? What if the recording of the agreement is compromised in some way? Your Portland prostitution defense attorney can use this in contesting your charges and proving that the prosecution does not have a case against you.
Prostitution Charges in Portland, Oregon
Prostitution is a criminal offense which involves the exchange of money for sexual acts. While prostitution is often thought to mostly involve females offering or accepting sex for money, male prostitutes exist as well and can face criminal charges. In fact, either the prostitute or the “john” (the person paying money in exchange for sexual acts) may face criminal charges and serious penalties if convicted.
Portland Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
A prostitution conviction may result in jail time, fines, probation and sex offender registration. All of these are serious, as well as the affects a conviction will have on your reputation, your ability to obtain employment and your personal relationships. A Portland prostitution lawyer is a must if you would like to have any opportunity of avoiding these harsh consequences.
Contact a Portland prostitution defense lawyer at our firm today!