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If you have been arrested for prostitution, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Hackensack, New Jersey. Prostitution is a serious crime, and you could be facing serious consequences if you are convicted. You could be facing jail time, fines, probation, and more. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you could face deportation if you are convicted of prostitution. It is important that you hire a lawyer who is experienced with sex crimes.

The Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC has the experience you need to fight your prostitution charges. Attorney DeAngelis has handled thousands of cases, and he knows how to defend clients against prostitution charges. He knows how to challenge evidence against you, and he can help you fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

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What Is Prostitution?

Prostitution is when a person agrees to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money or some other type of payment. It is a crime in New Jersey to engage in prostitution, to offer to engage in prostitution, to agree to engage in prostitution, or to solicit someone to engage in prostitution.

Prostitution is a:

  • Misdemeanor if the person has two or more prior convictions for prostitution; and
  • Felony if the person has one prior conviction for prostitution and engages in prostitution with a child under the age of 18.

How Does the Prosecutor Prove That I Committed Prostitution?

In order to convict you of prostitution, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed prostitution. In order to do this, the prosecutor will need to show that you agreed to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money or another type of payment. This can be done in several ways, including:

  • Witnesses: The prosecution may have witnesses who will testify that they saw you agreeing to engage in prostitution. For example, an undercover officer may testify that they saw you agreeing to engage in prostitution.
  • Photographic or Video Evidence: The prosecution may have photographic or video evidence of you agreeing to engage in prostitution. For example, the police may have a recording of you agreeing to engage in prostitution on a public street.
  • Text Messages: The prosecution may have text messages that show you agreeing to engage in prostitution. For example, the police may have text messages that show you agreeing to engage in prostitution with an undercover police officer.

The prosecution may also try to show that you agreed to engage in prostitution by arguing that you were in a "public place" when you agreed to engage in prostitution. In order to show that you were in a "public place," the prosecution may try to show that you were in a place where people could see you. For example, if you were in a car with the undercover police officer and the windows were rolled down, the prosecution could argue that people could see you agreeing to engage in prostitution. However, the law states that you can be charged with prostitution even if you were in a "public place" if you were in a place where people could not see you agreeing to engage in prostitution. For example, if you were in a parked car with the undercover police officer and the windows were rolled up, the prosecution may not be able to prove that people could see you agreeing to engage in prostitution, and you could not be charged with prostitution.

What Are the Penalties for Prostitution in New Jersey?

The penalties for prostitution in New Jersey can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, if you were in a "public place" when you agreed to engage in prostitution, you could be charged with a disorderly persons offense. If you were in a "public place" when you agreed to engage in prostitution and you have two or more prior convictions for prostitution, you could be charged with a fourth degree crime. If you were in a "public place" when you agreed to engage in prostitution and you have one prior conviction for prostitution, you could be charged with a third degree crime. If you were in a private place when you agreed to engage in prostitution and you have two or more prior convictions for prostitution, you could be charged with a third degree crime. If you were in a private place when you agreed to engage in prostitution and you have one prior conviction for prostitution, you could be charged with a second degree crime.

The penalties for prostitution can include:

  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • Loss of your driver's license
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Loss of your professional license

It is important that you hire an experienced Hackensack prostitution attorney if you have been accused of prostitution. Contact our law offices today for a free consultation.

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