Portland Commercial Sex Solicitation and Prostitution Attorney

This particular area of law has penalties that can range from very little legal consequences to extremely serious penalties (both under the law and in your personal life). Our sex crime attorneys help our clients understand the exact situation they are in, what they are charged with, what to expect, and help guide them to make the best decisions possible regarding their case.

Even if we fight the case in Lake Oswego, Portland, or another city in Multnomah County or Clackamas County and win, the ramifications a citation or arrest can have on your life can be absolutely detrimental. For example, what if your significant other finds out about these charges, or your employer, or your children? We have successfully helped numerous clients handle these matters as discretely as possible and given them the knowledge and tools to help prevent a situation like this from ever happening again. Over the years our sex crime and prostitution attorneys have consistently provided our clients with the resources and expertise needed to get through this difficult time.  

If you have been arrested or cited for prostitution or commercial sex solicitation in Multnomah County or Clackamas County, you need to speak with an experienced prostitution defense attorney in Portland immediately. Contacting a local prostitution defense attorney can benefit you and your case in many ways. For example, we may be able to speak with the prosecution prior to your charges being filed, resulting in a better overall outcome.

I am from another state, what should I do?

This is a common situation that many people find themselves in. A local prostitution defense attorney may be able to waive some of your upcoming court dates, making court appearances less frequent, and much more convenient. Another possibility is asking the court for permission to appear by phone, rather than in person.

Will I be offered a deal?

Every court in Clackamas County and Multnomah County handles prostitution cases differently, it is extremely important to speak with an attorney who is familiar with the court you are cited to appear in and the prosecutor handling the case. In Multnomah County Circuit Court, the penalties associated with prostitution or commercial sex solicitation can vary depending on the facts of the case, as well as your criminal history. Normally, for a first offense, a community court offer will be made. This is a situation where the charges will be dismissed as long as you do a class (commonly referred to as “John’s” class) and stay out of trouble for a specific period of time.

Is a sting operation common?

Yes, sex crime and prostitution sting operations in Clackamas County, Lake Oswego and Multnomah County are used quite often to target both men and women. To target men in Multnomah County the police usually set up fake advertisements on websites that are commonly used for prostitution. Then the police wait for people to respond to the advertisements, set up a meeting, and are waiting for you at the meeting location. The most common way the police target women is to respond to an advertisement pretending to be a potential client.

Usually when police do this they are not targeting you specifically, but trying to catch as many people as possible in as little time as possible.

How do I fight these charges?

First you need to exercise your right to remain silent, do not make any statements, and do not consent to any search of any kind (especially your cell phone).

Second, call a prostitution defense attorney in the Portland area that has experience handling these cases. Many times people think that they will be able to talk their way out of being charged, this is a mistake that almost always results in harm to your case.

We deal with many different kinds of criminal allegations. Contact us today for help with your Multnomah County prostitution matter.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact an attorney. Contact Jared Justice at 503-722-3981 or jaredjustice@me.com.

Jared Justice is available to practice anywhere in the state of Oregon. He focuses on practicing in the following State Courts: Clackamas, Multnomah, Yamhill, Marion, and Washington Counties. He also practices in the following Municipal Courts: Lake Oswego, West Linn, Newberg, Canby, McMinnville, Troutdale, Oregon City, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Gladstone, and just about every other court in the Portland area.

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