For most people charged with prostitution or commercial sexual solicitation, they may feel that the crime really doesn’t hurt anyone, and is a consensual agreement between two adults. However, almost everywhere in the country, with very few exceptions, prostitution is still a crime. Also, law enforcement is starting to take it much more seriously, and often targets the customers as well as providers.
Wilsonville has recently been the target of sting operations for a variety of reasons, for example: the large freeway presence, and central location between Portland and Salem, make it an ideal place to set up a meeting (or a sting). Another reason is that Wilsonville has a large number of corporate offices for major companies that require the business community to visit for short periods of time, which creates a need for hotels. This creates an ideal market for prostitution.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are likely to be cited or arrested for prostitution, commercial sex solicitation, or promoting prostitution, you need to know exactly what to do and where to turn.
First (and most important), do not say anything, and do not consent to anything. In most situations officers will try to get as much information from you as possible, giving them that information will only give them more evidence against you. It is important to remember that when the police first speak to you, often times, they do not have enough evidence for an arrest. By speaking with them or consenting to anything you are giving them an opportunity to gain the information they need to develop probable cause to arrest you.
Second, call a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Having an experienced attorney help you though this situation is the most valuable asset you can have.
I am from out of town, what should I do?
This is a common situation that many people arrested and/or cited for prostitution or commercial sex solicitation find themselves in. Most local prostitution defense attorneys may be able to waive some of your court dates. Another possibility is asking the court for permission to appear by phone, rather than in person.
Should I fight the charges or take a deal?
It depends, every case is different. Your first step, after an arrest or citation, when charged with prostitution, should always be to contact a defense attorney immediately and discuss the situation with them. Over the years, we have helped many clients fight their charges. Whether going to trial or mitigating the damage by resolving the case as discretely as possible, our firm is here to help you in whatever way best suits your unique circumstances.
We deal with many different kinds of criminal allegations. Contact us today to speak with a prostitution defense attorney about representation in your case.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.