Michigan Prostitution Defense Lawyer
Prostitution is a term used to describe the criminal act of exchanging sex acts for money or other goods or services and is covered under the Michigan Penal Code §§750.448-750.449a(2012). Both those soliciting and those found engaging in services can face criminal charges. In Michigan, there are specific acts that may be considered to constitute prostitution and may therefore be punishable as misdemeanor or felony offenses depending on whether this is the defendant's first, second, third or subsequent offense.
- Soliciting, accosting or inviting another to commit prostitution by word or gesture.
- Receiving, admitting or offering to receive another into a building, vehicle, home or other structure for the purpose of committing prostitution.
- A male engaging or offering to engage the services of a female for the purpose of prostitution in exchange for money or other goods.
- Aiding or abetting another to commit a prostitution-related offense.
Prostitution Charges & Penalties
The penalties for prostitution-related offenses in Michigan may be as follows (these may vary depending on the particular nature of your charges and your unique case):
- First offense - misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
- Second offense - misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
- Third or subsequent offense - felony punishable by up to 2 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
If you are facing criminal charges for prostitution or any related sex crime, a Michigan criminal defense attorney at our law office can assist you. We are committed to offering criminal defense representation to those accused of, arrested for or under investigation for criminal offenses throughout the state and are ready to put our experience to work for you. Please, do not waste any time getting in contact with a Michigan criminal defense lawyer from our firm.