Deborah Alexander is an experienced lawyer in the area of prostitution and prostitution related crimes. Deborah Alexander Attorney at Law aggressively represents individuals accused of prostitution related offenses in the Seattle area. Prostitution related crimes can include Prostitution, Sexual Exploitation, Solicitation of Prostitution, Patronizing a Prostitute, Permitting Prostitution, Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree, and Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree amongst others.Prostitution and the Internet
The evolution of the internet has allowed for easier access to services involving prostitution and for the solicitation of prostitution but law enforcement has become savvy about prostitution and the solicitation of prostitution via the internet. By offering to engage, or engaging in conduct that would amount to one of the above prostitution related charges, you are placing yourself in jeopardy of criminal prosecution. Although it is often said that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world; in Washington State Prostitution and Prostitution related offenses are illegal. There are movements around the globe to legalize prostitution.Consequences of Arrest for Prostitution Related Offenses
However, since Prostitution is currently illegal in Washington State,an arrest can be humiliating and embarrassing. In addition to the embarrassment that can accompany any Seattle, Bellevue, King County, or Washington State prostitution related crime, there are consequences related to a Prostitution conviction that can range from probation to jail to prison depending on the offense charged and an individual’s criminal history. Regardless, of whether you are facing probation or incarceration, you do not want a conviction on your record. Deborah Alexander is sensitive to maintaining the integrity and humility of her clients while at the same time employing a vigorous defense. As your criminal defense attorney in the Seattle area, Deborah Alexander understands circumstances that may have led to offenses involving prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, or prostitution related charges that you may be facing. Deborah Alexander will provide a free initial consultation to review your case and provide you with the legal advice you need to understand how to best proceed regarding the charges against you.Below are examples of potential consequences an individual could be facing.
Sexual Exploitation charge in Seattle Sexual exploitation is a misdemeanor. Every person convicted of sexual exploitation shall have a biological sample collected for purposes of DNA identification analysis, as provided in RCW 43.43.754, and shall pay a fee of $100, as provided in RCW 43.43.7541.
Prostitution is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in a county or municipal jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Patronizing a Prostitute is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in a county or municipal jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Permitting Prostitution is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in a county or municipal jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree is a Class B felony offense, with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree is a Class C felony offense, with a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
A potential sentence is based upon the crime charged and an individual’s criminal history. It is important to have a knowledgeable, aggressive, and experienced attorney such as Deborah Alexander to actively negotiate and defend the accused to obtain an optimal result.