Appleton Prostitution Attorneys
Being arrested and charged with a prostitution related crime can have a devastating effect on a person's personal and professional lives, even in the absence of a conviction. To make matters more problematic, allegations of prostitution can easily arise as a result of a simple misunderstanding. In Wisconsin, conviction for this criminal offense could result in a considerable prison sentence and an order to pay up to $10,000 in fines.
It is important that you understand your legal rights and seek the counsel of a knowledgeable and compassionate legal professional if you have been charged with prostitution. The Appleton prostitution attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. are not here to judge you; we are here to provide you with the vigorous legal defense that you are guaranteed under the law. Contact us today by calling 414-271-9595.
Proving Prostitution in a Court of Law
In order for a defendant to be convicted of prostitution, the state must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant was engaged in a criminal act associated with the exchange of sexual favors for goods or services. In general, the prosecution must demonstrate that the defendant:
- Solicited payment for sexual conduct
- Willingly expressed consent to engage in sexual conduct for payment
- Performed a sex act in exchange for payment
A skilled and experienced Appleton prostitution defense attorney may be able to help to create the necessary doubt surrounding the circumstances of your case to lead to a reduction of charges or dismissal of your case. Troublingly, as prostitution is often targeted through undercover operations, arrests are sometimes facilitated by entrapment and therefore are inadmissible.
If you or someone you love has been charged with the crime of prostitution, it is critically important that you have an experienced attorney at your side throughout the entire legal process. Contact the Appleton prostitution attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595.