Nashville Patronizing Prostitution arrests are on the rise because Nashville police have created special stings to expose and embarrass “Johns.” Patronizing has gone from the dark alleys of the streets to the high tech world of the internet. Today, prostitution often takes place in hotel rooms, nightclubs, massage parlors, and even in private homes. In fact, many prostitutes advertise their services in print ads and online. Most people are arrested after they answer an ad on back page and appear at a local hotel room. After agreeing to pay money for some form of sexual act, undercover officers sweep in and arrest the suspect. To their surprise, they are cited and charged with a criminal act-patronizing prostitution. The accused feels embarrassed and ashamed. They know that they will never do this again if the officer will just let them go. However, this never happens. Now, they are confused, scared, and afraid of their upcoming court date. They do not know what to do or where to turn. Please keep reading below if you have been cited for patronizing prostitution in Nashville, TN.
What is Patronizing Prostitution?
Patronizing prostitution is a type of sex crime that involves the promise or exchange of sexual acts for money, compensation, or gifts. It is illegal in Tennessee for anyone, regardless of age, to agree to pay money for any type of sexual act. It does not matter if any sexual activity actually took place. Under Tennessee law, it is illegal to either patronize or solicit a prostitute for any form of sexual act. Again, the physical act of sex is not required.
If you are caught patronizing prostitution, you will face criminal charges that must be addressed in open court. Prostitution is a sex crime that could carries stiff penalties as well as a permanent criminal conviction. If you are found guilty of patronizing prostitution, you could be sentenced to jail time, fines, probation, and mandatory attendance of a John School. The John School is a court ordered program designed specifically for those who patronize prostitution. If you are found guilty, a permanent criminal conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. This is likely to create a negative stigma associated with your name and could possibly damage your reputation. It could also lead to loss of employment opportunities not to mention your marriage. Please do not go it alone in court.
Why you need a Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with patronizing prostitution in Nashville, you need to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Although patronizing prostitution may seem like a simple matter, it could impact your life in many ways. Please do not show up in court alone and hope for the best. The best may not happen. Do not jeopardize your rights and future. Too much is at stake. Lee Martin is a Nashville area criminal defense attorney who has successfully defended numerous patronizing prostitution cases. He has a proven track record of success. Give him a call immediately at 615-345-1988. Lee will set down with you, review the facts of your case, and then discuss all of your options.
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