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Prostitution - Solicitation for a sex act - Can my arrest for prostitution be sealed or Expunged?

PROSTITUTION - What can be done to save my reputation? Can I seal or expunge a prostitution arrest?
Arrested for Solicitation for Prostitution?  In this day and age of Google, internet searches, and background checks, you can not afford to have your reputation damaged by the crime of prostitution.  Got a hot date with someone new? Maybe not when they search your name and your mughsot for trying to pick up a hooker shows up on the search engine.  Trying to get that new job or promotion at work? What do you think your chances are when the background search shows your prostitution arrest?  Remember too, probable cause affidavits for your arrest are public record records available to your friends, neighbor, and boss.  That means the public has access to your police report and the allegations the police are making.  Do not let this happen to you! Call Thomas C. Grajek 863-688-4606.
What if you are licensed by the State of Florida for employment purposes such as a nurse, doctor, dentist, school teacher, lawyer, or policeman yourself.  The person arrested will have potential problems with the licensing board whether it is the Board of Health, Florida Bar, or Polk County school board.  For immigrants trying to become a citizen, it is considered a crime of moral turpitude and can cause problems becoming a citizen.
Fortunately, an arrest for prostitution is not the end of the world.  Thomas C. Grajek, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you through this difficult time.  This sex crime is eligible to be sealed or expunged so that you can remove your mugshot from the Polk County Sheriff's website if your case is resolved correctly.  That's why you need a sex crime lawyer that knows the laws and how to accomplish this goal and protect your reputation.  Call criminal defense lawyer Thomas C. Grajek now at 863-688-4606.
There have been recent changes to the prostitution laws.  There is now an additional surcharge (fine) in these cases of $500.00 in addition to the normal fine for a misdemeanor.  You also could lose your driver's license and forfeit property including your car!  You need an attorney on your side that knows the law.
Whether you were arrested in a park, on the street, or as part of the sting, you need legal help and the best defense you can get to this crime.
Florida Statute 796.07 Prohibiting prostitution
“Prostitution” means the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.
It is unlawful:
(a) To own, establish, maintain, or operate any place, structure, building, or conveyance for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution.
(b) To offer, or to offer or agree to secure, another for the purpose of prostitution or for any other lewd or indecent act.
(c) To receive, or to offer or agree to receive, any person into any place, structure, building, or conveyance for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, or to permit any person to remain there for such purpose.
(d) To direct, take, or transport, or to offer or agree to direct, take, or transport, any person to any place, structure, or building, or to any other person, with knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that the purpose of such directing, taking, or transporting is prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
(e) To offer to commit, or to commit, or to engage in, prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
(f) To solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
(g) To reside in, enter, or remain in, any place, structure, or building, or to enter or remain in any conveyance, for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
(h) To aid, abet, or participate in any of the acts or things enumerated in this subsection.
(i) To purchase the services of any person engaged in prostitution.
A person who violates any provision of this section commits:

First violation – second degree misdemeanor

A misdemeanor of the second degree for a first violation. (punishable by 60 days in jail)

  Second violation – first degree misdemeanor

A misdemeanor of the first degree for a second violation. (punishable by up to 1 year in jail)

Third and Subsequent violation – third degree felony

A felony of the third degree for a third or subsequent violation. (punishable by up to 5 years in prison!)
Some cases and jurisdictions allow you to enter a diversion program or plea to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.  However, Polk County tends to be tougher than others when it comes to Prostitution cases.  You need a local Polk County lawyer that is familiar with the normal practices in Polk who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors you will be facing in criminal court.




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 Thomas C. Grajek  863-688-4606

Handling all sex crimes and prostitution cases in Florida and Polk County including Bartow, Lakeland, and Winter Haven.

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