Charged with Prostitution in NJ?
Talk to a Criminal Defense Lawyer &
Protect Your Rights!
Being charged with a criminal offense like prostitution is a
difficult experence, and can be humiliating. It doesn’t matter if this
was the first time you attempted prostitution or if you’ve been seen in
the courts before, it never gets easier. Having a local New Jersey
defense attorney on your side can help minimize the impact of such
charges on your life—allowing you to move on.
First Offense New Jersey Prositution Penalties
Generally, under New Jersey law, prostitution is considered a
disorderly persons offense, which is a misdeameanor level
charge. This means you could spend up to one year in jail for your first
prostitution charge. You could also face fines reaching $1,000, driver’s
license suspension, and community service.
Second and Subsequent Offenses - Prostitution
If this isn’t your first prostitution charge, you will face
4th degree criminal charges. This increases your potential
sentence to 18 months in prison with additional penalties. Likewise, if
a vehicle was used in the commission of the offense, you face a 6 month
There are situations where prostitution charges can carry even
Other Prostitution Related Criminal Offenses
If you are believed to have been involved in promoting child
prostitution, whether or not you knew the person was under the age of
18, you can face charges of a crime in the second degree.
If you promote the prostitution of another or compel someone to
engage in prostitution, you could be charged with a crime in the third
Ref: NJ Code 2C:34-1
Solicitation of Prostitution - Laws and Penalties
Accused for solicitation? You will be charged under
the prostitution laws, as above.
All of these offenses could result with you forever being labeled a
sex offender. With such serious charges and a potentially life-changing
label, charges like this stand to have disastrous effects on your
personal and even professional life.
When facing charges of prostitution or solicitation, you need a
defense lawyer working on your behalf. Contact our offices today for a
consultation on your case.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey