Aggressive Defense Against Prostitution Charges
Prostitution charges in Washington are sweeping and serious. Seattle specifically has its own municipal code prohibiting behaviors such as patronizing a prostitute or engaging in sex in return for money. Additionally, the Washington State Legislature has recently increased the penalties for and renamed the charge of patronizing a juvenile prostitute to commercial sexual abuse of a minor.
The Seattle Police Department regularly sets up sting operations on internet pages like craigslist.com, and many people have been arrested and charged in the process. A conviction for commercial sexual abuse of a minor can carry prison time, thousands of dollars in fines and the duty to register as a sex offender.
Why You Need Strong Legal Counsel
Authorities have become extremely aggressive in prosecuting prostitution-related charges as well as other sex crimes against adults and children. At the conclusion of the legal process, a criminal conviction on prostitution or prostitution solicitation charges can damage lives, reputations, and prospects for employment and housing. A conviction also carries significant immigration consequences.
Because the consequences are serious, you need outstanding representation to protect your rights and make certain your side of the story is told. Throughout Washington, our attorneys have the experience and the knowledge you need to defend against these accusations.
Our team has many years of experience, in-depth knowledge of state and federal justice systems, creative defense strategies, attentive personal service and track record of success should be comforts to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Our attorneys listen intently to your side of the story, investigate exhaustively, negotiate skillfully and, if necessary, advocate aggressively for your rights in court.
What Exactly Have You Been Accused Of?
Act now to ensure that your rights are protected. You should arrange a free initial consultation at the Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC, if you have been arrested and charged with:
- Commercial sexual abuse of a minor
- Promoting prostitution in the first degree
- Promoting travel for prostitution
- Patronizing a prostitute
- Using a motor vehicle during commission of a prostitution crime (punishable by impoundment of the vehicle, fees and fines)
Are you an esteemed, trusted figure in your community whose reputation has been damaged beyond repair by a sex crime charge? Do you face jail time because of a commercial sex arrest from a police decoy or “sting” operation?
Get the legal help you need by calling or emailing Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC to discuss your legal issues in detail and confidentially.