Prostitution Sting Operation
Have you been charged with prostitution as a result of a sting operation in Virginia?
Virginia has a number of laws that outlaw prostitution. If there is an offer of sex for money, this qualifies as prostitution. Frequently, the police use sting operations in counties like Fairfax County, Prince William County Newport News, Virginia Beach & Richmond City to target “Johns” and prostitutes alike. If you have been charged with prostitution as a result of a sting operation, you are going to need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has defended numerous prostitution cases. The prosecutors in Virginia know that they can play hardball with defendants and do not hesitate to do so in court. If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation, then you too need an experienced Virginia criminal lawyer to defend you. Keep in mind, that most lawyers will tell you that all you face for a first offense is usually a fine and AIDS testing. However, if you are like most of our clients, the fine is the least of your concerns. You are more concerned about your reputation in the community and the prospect of your spouse finding out and possibly even losing your job. For most of our clients, a mere conviction is a death knell.
Don’t wait to speak with a Virginia attorney if you have been caught in a police sting operation as a result of responding to a classified ad or been flagged down as you drive down the road.
Call the SRIS Law Group Virginia lawyers for help. Our Virginia attorneys will not back down. Our Virginia lawyers have the knowledge and skill to aggressively represent you.
Getting the right defense lawyer can make all the difference in your life.
Have You Been Arrested Due to a Sting Operation?
Advertisements for sexual services are often found in the sports section of the newspaper, and sometimes in the classified section. There are also many subtle and not-so-subtle listings on certain Websites, The police frequently initiate “sting operations” by posting classified ads as fake solicitors for sexual services or using decoys to act as prostitutes
Contact the SRIS Law Group immediately.
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The following is a Virginia law frequently used to charge individuals who have been caught in a sting operation:
Virginia Code 18.2-346. Being a prostitute or prostitution.
A. Any person who, for money or its equivalent, commits adultery, fornication or any act in violation of 18.2-361, or offers to commit adultery, fornication or any act in violation of 18.2-361 and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof, shall be guilty of being a prostitute, or prostitution, which shall be punishable as a Class 1misdemeanor.
B. Any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts as enumerated above and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof shall be guilty of solicitation of prostitution and shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.