Richmond Prostitution Lawyer
Prostitution and Solicitation Charges in Virginia
Need a lawyer for prostitution in Richmond? The act of prostitution is prohibited in Virginia. These acts are considered both immoral and indecent. The first arrest is a misdemeanor, Class 1. Not only is prostitution strictly forbidden, the act of offering these services (even if not fulfilled) is also illegal, and the penalties can be almost as serious as in cases where the act actually took place.
When a person is accused of offering sexual services for money, the crime is called solicitation, and is also heavily punished. The penalties can include up to 1 year in jail as well as fines as high as $2,500. Solicitation charges can have similar penalties imposed. For cases involving pimping, the charges are filed as a Class 4 Felony with up to 10 years in prison and fines as high as $100,000.
Defending Charges of Prostitution and Solicitation in Richmond, VA
There can be a great deal of embarrassment involved in a criminal charge of prostitution, and the treatment by law enforcement and others in the system can be degrading. You have rights, and we are here to protect them. Were you caught in a police "sting?" There are some cases in which it can be established that you were the victim of entrapment. The officers involved may have actually induced you to make the offer, and once you do they bring out the handcuffs.
Searching for a lawyer for prostitution and solicitation in Richmond? Are you accused of prostitution or solicitation? You need help at once from an experienced Richmond criminal defense lawyer. What happens after your arrest can be significantly impacted by the actions of your lawyer. Attorney James A. Bullard, Jr. is a former prosecutor, which gives us a great deal of insight into the courtroom process and the ways in which to build a solid defense.
Don't wait to get the help you need; contact James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. today to ensure your rights are protected!