Fredericksburg Prostitutes Defense Attorney
Is Prostitution Legal in Virginia?
Prostitution and patronizing prostitutes are both illegal acts in Virginia and can come with serious legal ramifications. If you have been charged with either of these crimes, then the time to seek effective, trusted counsel is now. I am Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, and I am a former prosecutor with over a decade of experience in our criminal justice system. I take a proactive approach to my clients' cases and ensure that, both in and outside the courtroom, they receive every consideration they deserve.
Types of Prostitution Offenses
There are a number of criminal acts associated with prostitution included in the Virginia criminal code. These statutes address not only those involved in the exchange of money for sex but those who may facilitate and ultimately benefit from this type of transaction, as well.
The following crimes are related to prostitution:
- Patronizing - paying money in exchange for sex
- Solicitation - offering sex in exchange for money
- Pimping - managing a prostitute's activities
- Promoting - facilitating the purchase of sex
- Pandering - receiving money from a prostitute's earnings
What Are the Penalties for Patronizing & Soliciting Prostitutes?
Patronizing and solicitation are both considered Class 1 misdemeanors that can result in up to $25,000 in fines and/or up to one year in jail. Pimping, promoting, and pandering are considered Class 4 felonies that can result in up to $100,000 in fines and/or up to 10 years in prison.
Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law Sex Worker Legal Counsel
If you have been charged with any of these sex crimes, then it is critical that you seek capable legal counsel immediately. At my firm, I understand how the criminal justice system processes the accused in these cases and what prosecutors will do to try to reach a conviction. My job is to ensure that my clients are not treated like just another case number and that their rights and futures are protected throughout every stage of their case.
You do not have to face your charges without a dedicated Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney in your corner. Contact my offices today.