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What Does the Law Say About Prostitution in Florida?



Prostitution is a controversial and often stigmatized topic that has been the subject of numerous debates and legal challenges across the United States. In Florida, prostitution is a crime that is taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system. Despite the many debates about whether or not prostitution should be legalized, the laws in Florida remain unchanged. In this article, we will explore the laws surrounding prostitution in Florida, including the definitions, penalties, and potential legal defenses that are available to those who are accused of engaging in this activity.


Florida takes child sex crimes seriously, resulting in severe penalties. In Florida, any crime involving a child is always taken very seriously. Even if the person is innocent, prosecutors and law enforcement will go after a sex crime case with a lot of force. Also, it is a very serious crime to use the internet to get a minor to do anything sexual. It's important to know that a person can be charged with soliciting a minor even if the child doesn't agree or if the person is not a minor, like when police go undercover. When a minor is involved, the crime is much worse than when two adults are involved. Those who are found guilty can spend up to 15 years in prison, 15 years on probation, and pay up to $10,000 in fines. Also, if a person uses more than one device to try to get minors to work for them, they may face a separate charge for each one.




Penalties for Solicitation in Florida: First Offense is a Misdemeanor, and the Second and Later Offenses are Felonies


When it comes to the solicitation, the Florida Statutes are very clear. The law says that it is against the law to hire a prostitute. The law also says that it is against the law to convince, entice, get, or ask someone to do prostitution. Everyone in Florida needs to know that they can still be charged even if they don't have sex with a prostitute. Solicitation is a crime of intent, so if a person is caught talking to a well-known prostitute and money changes hands, they could be in trouble with the law.


People who are found guilty of solicitation will have to deal with serious consequences. The penalties depend on whether or not the person has been arrested for soliciting before. A first offense is a first-degree misdemeanor that could lead to up to one year in jail, one year of probation, and a maximum $1,000 fine. The punishment for a second or later offense is much harsher because it is a felony.


People who are found guilty of soliciting must also go to a class about prostitution and human trafficking, do 100 hours of community service, and get tested for STDs.

It is against the law to own, set up, keep up, or run any place, structure, building, or vehicle for the purpose of prostitution, assignation, or lewdness.

  • To offer, offer to get, or agree to get someone for prostitution or any other lewd or indecent act.

  • To accept, offer, or agree to accept someone into a place, structure, building, or vehicle for prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, or to let someone stay there for those reasons.

  • To direct, take, or transport, or offer or agree to direct, take, or transport, any person to any place, structure, or building, or to any other person, with knowledge or reason to believe that the purpose of such directing, taking, or transporting is prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.

For a person 18 or older to offer to do prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, or to do any of these things.

  • To ask, encourage, persuade, or get someone to do prostitution, lewdness, or assignment.

  • To live in, enter, or stay in any place, structure, or building, or to enter or stay in any vehicle, for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.

  • To help, encourage, or take part in any of the acts or things on this list.

  • To pay someone who works as a prostitute for her services.


"Entrapment" defense can be used in cases of sex work or pimping charges.

When someone is accused of doing sex work or pimping out sex workers, they can use a number of defenses. When police officers set up an undercover operation, they often put law-abiding citizens in a bad situation. In this situation, the "entrapment" defense could be used. Entrapment is when the government or law enforcement forces a defendant to commit a crime that the defendant would not have done if the government or law enforcement had not been involved.


Aside from being caught, there could also be a question of whether or not there was enough evidence to show that the person accused had the specific intent to do prostitution. If you have been accused of a sex crime like prostitution, the most important thing to do is to find an experienced prostitution defense attorney. A defense lawyer will be able to look at any evidence, such as audio or video recordings, police officer statements, and anything else that could show whether or not the accused person agreed to be a prostitute. Visit our blog to learn more about how people are being sold in Florida.


Prostitution Laws in Florida: Understanding the Restrictions on Police Operations and Legal Requirements for Conviction

Before someone can be convicted of prostitution in Florida, the law says that certain things must be true. It also says how people can get that information.


Because Florida's prostitution laws say that no citizen can legally take part in prostitution, local police officers can't use things like sting operations to find other people trying to do prostitution. Since asking for sexual services is also against the law, local police can't pretend to buy them to find sex workers. This includes getting in touch with someone to do the exchange for them. Hiring people to do prostitution can be seen as forcing them to do it.



Need Legal Help with a Defense for Soliciting? Here's what you should do.


Too often, people who are accused of sexual crimes are treated like they are guilty until they can prove they are not. Even then, a person's reputation can be ruined because sex crimes have negative connotations and are against social norms. These kinds of scandalous rumors tend to spread on their own, and the Internet has made it harder to forget them. When a potential employer or date looks up your name online, they might find accusations and news stories about you. If you are charged with solicitation, remember that the prosecutors will treat it as a serious crime, and so should you. Hire a defense lawyer who will fight for you and help you.


If you are accused of a sex crime, you should hire a lawyer from the Arroyo Law Firm. They are ready to fight for you and will do everything they can to protect your rights. We'll tell you what to expect and give you the legal advice you need to hear so you can make the best decisions for your situation. We offer complete defense services and inexpensive payment plans to help offenders defend their rights. For a free case evaluation, reach out to us online or by phone at 407-770-9000. Knowing your alternatives won't cost you anything, even if you decide not to hire us.



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