The Road To Resolution Starts Here Aggressive Representation When You Need It The Most

Bartow Prostitution Defense Attorney

Put 20+ Years of Legal Experience in Your Corner

In the state of Florida, prostitution means the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire—excluding sexual activity between spouses. Prostitution is one of the few crimes that may be charged without the actual criminal act being performed; in this case, the actual sexual activity. When accused, arrested, or charged with prostitution, it is extremely important to know your rights, options, and what the most effective defense strategy may be relating to your specific circumstances.

Law enforcement use various methods to arrest individuals for prostitution, including:

  • Prostitution Sting Operation - Police officers use this roadside method by wearing provocative clothes and posing as prostitutes to lure would-be customers and then arrest them.
  • Prostitution Ring Breakup - This tactic is the reverse of the sting operation where police officer pose as customers who are looking to hire a prostitute. Once inside, they will make arrests.
  • Sex Online - All throughout the Internet, there are websites that advertise “companionship” as a cover-up for prostitution. Police officers will act as potential customers to investigate into these.

In prostitution cases, it is important to ensure police acted within the lawful standard of conduct and investigation methods. The actions of law enforcement must be put under a microscope to determine if there was misconduct, a lack of probable cause, if your civil rights were violated, or if the actions of law enforcement overstepped the allowable standard and crossed over into unlawful entrapment.

Defense Against Accusations of Prostitution in Polk County

In order to achieve a conviction for prostitution, the prosecution must prove there was a definitive agreement to engage in an act of prostitution. This is usually achieved by means of a recording device during conversations between an undercover cop and the accused, established by the text messages and / or emails sent back and forth. However, if the accused has no money on their person, the prosecution may have a difficult time proving the specific intent to engage in an act of prostitution.

Do not hesitate to contact Advocate Law Firm, P.A. today to schedule your initial case evaluation.

Ever Argued With A Woman?™

Advocate Law Firm, P.A.
  • We Fight Tirelessly For Every Client
  • More Than 20 Years of Experience
  • A Full Service Law Firm
  • Personal Attention For Every Client

Volt Mills

A Company with a Glowing Reputation
  • Common Questions
    I understand that divorce law can be confusing and want to provide the resources you need to stay informed.
    Uncover Answers
  • Meet Your Attorneys
    I, Melissa A. Wilson, don't back down from a challenge. I have the passion, experience, and drive that you need.
    Attorney Profiles
  • Collaborative Divorce
    If you and your future ex-spouse hope to avoid traumatic court disagreements, collaborative divorce is for you.
    Learn More
  • Don't Do It Alone
    Having an attorney in your corner throughout a divorce can help you reach an agreeable resolution faster and easier.
    Gain The Advantage
See Why People Choose Advocate Law
  • I couldn't have asked for more!

    I just want to publicly show my gratitude to Ms. Salvia and the rest of the team that worked on my recent case. I really felt I was represented well by Ms. Salvia and she took the lead in making strong points for my case. She was able to properly vocalize what I needed and look out for things that I didn't even consider. She is very experienced. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much for help and professionalism.

    - Dalena T.
  • Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring

    There was never a time that I was alone in my divorce process. The staff/team was in contact communication with me. Any questions, concerns or issues I may have had, they were front and center ready to help me through the process and educate me on what the next steps were. Divorce in and of itself is a very emotional, trying and frustrating process. Martha and the rest of the team constantly kept me in the loop of all that was occurring, what was needed, any changes that were coming and how to properly handle them. Thank you so much for making a stressful and life changing event, easier to navigate.

    - Michelle Acevedo
  • Honesty, integrity and a fighter!

    I don't typically write reviews however, in this "case" it is warranted. Having gone through a protracted and tumultuous divorce lasting almost five years would leave any living and breathing human hating lawyers even their own. well, I must say I am left with a gratitude for all the hard work, patience and guidance given me throughout my process. I would recommend Melissa Wilson to anyone that is looking for Honesty, integrity and a fighter where it counts... CASE CLOSED!!!! and so is mine. cant forget Martha her assistant, taking my calls always and listening to me vent. Thank you all in that office Sincerely Niko

    - Former Client