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- Alexis Wright the Zumba Teacher in Maine Faces a Prostitution Charge
by Galanter Law
If you have been charged with or are the subject of a prostitution investigation you need to hire a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney or a Miami criminal defense attorney immediately to help you navigate the prostitution laws in Florida. Alexis Wright is a 29 year old Zumba instructor who lives and works in Kennebunk, Maine. As she taught her Zumba classes she developed a side line of offering prostitution services to the men in her community.
- What Is Penal Code § 647(b), Prostitution and Solicitation for Prostitution?
California Penal Code § 647(b) prohibits one from willfully engaging in a sexual act in exchange for money or other goods or services (typically drugs). This seemingly broad definition does not include pimping and pandering, which are separately addressed (Penal Code § 266 and 266i) or indecent exposure (Penal Code § 314). The scope of § 647(b) includes both the prostitute and the customer, also known as a “john.”
- Maryland Needs More Effective Drug Sentencing Laws
All too frequently relatively innocent people are caught in a system that makes prison time the answer to a drug problem. Abandoning or modifying mandatory minimum drug sentencing in Maryland may be the only way to correct that injustice.
- Prostitution and Patronizing a Prostitute in New York
You can be charged with prostitution if you engage in, agree to engage in, or offer to engage in sexual acts with another person in return for money. Prostitution is a class B misdemeanor, with a potential sentence of not more than 90 days in jail.
- Minnesota Prostitution Myths
We've put together a list of 4 common myths about prostitution in Minnesota. - Myth: Only new clients can be undercover cops. Fact: Police often use hobbyists who have already been arrested to pose as people looking for sex in prostitution stings.
- Sex Crimes
Everyone is aware of the fact that victims of sexual abuse are in need of protection and defense. However, the forgotten victims are often those who were falsely accused of a crime they did not commit. Sexual assault, or rape, is treated very seriously as it is considered a violent crime. By definition, it is performing a sexual act against another without their consent.
- Your Rights after an Arrest for Prostitution or Solicitation
Charges for prostitution in can lead to many different kinds of penalties. It is very helpful to be made aware of your rights if you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation.
- Pandering Conviction Upheld Even When Victim is Already a Prostitute
While it may seem counterintuitive to some, one can be convicted of pandering in violation of California Penal Code § 266i(a)(2) even when the “victim” is already a prostitute, or at least represents herself to be one. Indeed, section 266i(a)(2) reads: Any person who by promises, threats, violence, or by any device or scheme, causes, induces, persuades or encourages another to become a prostitute is guilty of pandering.
- Beware: Living with a Prostitute Can Be Illegal and Land You in Prison
In Solano County, California, Defendant Sean ali Grant was convicted of pimping under Penal Code § 266h(a), as well as assault with a deadly weapon (§ 245(a)(1), corporal injury to a cohabitant (§ 273.5(a)) and false imprisonment by violence (§ 236). He was sentenced to five years in state prison.
- Sexual Offenses Lead to Criminal Consequences
When a person is guilty of committing a sexual offense, they face criminal consequences. In some cases they may be required to register as a sex offender – which can have devastating effects on their personal and professional life.