In Wisconsin, the crime of prostitution makes it illegal to engage in or solicit the exchange of valuables for sexual gratification involving any person’s sex organs, mouth, or anus. Prostitution crimes start with class A misdemeanor charges, and even first-time offenders can receive fines of up to $10,000, nine months of jail time, or both.
If you are being accused of soliciting prostitution, being a prostitute, pandering, or other prostitution-related crimes, the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. can help you defend yourself from the potentially life-changing penalties that come with a conviction. Contact us at (414) 271-9595 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.
Types of Prostitution Crimes
Prostitution is a complex crime because everyone who engages in it, including facilitator, patron, and prostitute, are participating in an illegal activity. Pandering, or employing prostitutes, can result in charges up to a class C felony. Soliciting a prostitute is a class D felony, and participating in prostitution is generally a class A misdemeanor.
Also, it is important to understand that charges and consequences involving child prostitution can be much more severe. In addition to fines and jail time, a person convicted of a child sex crime may be forced to register as a sex offender and may have certain restrictions placed on him or her.
If you have been accused of a prostitution-related crime, you will need an aggressive defense to clear your name. The Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. can fight to protect your rights. Contact us at (414) 271-9595 to begin preparing your defense today.