Stafford, Virginia Defense Attorneys
Prostitution & Solicitation
Prostitution is illegal in Virginia. If a person, offers to, agrees to or engages in a sexual act for compensation in Virginia, then the person has broken the law. The magic words necessary for the police to charge you with prostitution in Virginia is “SEX & MONEY”.
Stafford law enforcement routinely runs prostitution stings utilizing online ads such as Craigslist, etc.
In Virginia, the following people can be charged with the crime of prostitution: The person who provides the service of prostitution known commonly as the prostitute, the person who pays for the services of the prostitute, commonly referred to as the “john” and any middleman, commonly referred to as the “pimp”. The alleged prostitute is charged with prostitution. The “john” will be charged with solicitation of prostitution. The “pimp” will be charged with pandering. In Virginia, certain acts of facilitating prostitution can even be charged as felony.
If you wish to speak with a Stafford, Virginia criminal defense attorney who defends clients charged with prostitution, solicitation of prostitution or pandering in Virginia, please call us at 888-437-7747 or contact us via our on line form.
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Our Stafford, Virginia criminal defense attorneys defend criminal cases in the following jurisdictions:
Fredericksburg County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, Orange County & Culpeper County