Have you been charged with prostitution? Don’t wait. Call now.
The personal consequences of a Prostitution conviction can far exceed the legal consequences. While you are unlikely to serve jail time for a first Prostitution offense that does not involve Sex with a Minor, your reputation and family life can suffer greatly.
For more than 25 years, Attorney Norman Mattar has defended people accused of Sex Crimes such as Prostitution in Buffalo and Western New York. He offers free consultations to discuss your case. We represent Johns, Escorts, Escort Agencies and others who are accused of Prostitution.
What is the legal definition of prostitution?
In New York, you can be charged with Patronizing Prostitution if you pay for sex, even if the sexual act did not take place. You can also be charged with prostitution if you solicit another person to engage in sex for a fee.
Prostitution and Patronizing Prostitution are both Misdemeanors in New York. However, Johns can be charged with a Felony if the Prostitute is a Minor. Third parties who promote Prostitution can be charged with Pandering or Pimping, which is a Felony.
Can I keep a prostitution conviction out of the papers?
If you have been charged with Prostitution, you are probably embarrassed and anxious to make the charges go away as quickly as possible. Some people even plead guilty to Prostitution charges just to “get it over with.” Unfortunately, pleading guilty will result in a permanent criminal record that will be with you for the rest of your life.
Our goal is to resolve the charges as quietly as possible, while avoiding the stigma of a criminal conviction. You should never discuss the charges with police or with anyone other than your attorney.
If you’ve been charged with prostitution, call now to set up a consultation.
To defend Prostitution charges in New York, call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Defense Lawyer Norman Mattar.