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Tennessee Sex Crimes: Prostitution

imagesProstitution crimes are one of the more embarrassing crimes someone can be accused of, and you will need a caring, compassionate lawyer who has experience in sex related crimes on your side. Prostitution crimes can range from three points-of-view — the prostitute, the promoter and the patronizer. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our well-trained criminal defense lawyers have experience in defending all three sides and will guide you through the process as a criminal defendant.

Penalties for Prostitution Offenses

Prostitution charges in Tennessee are mainly associated with a misdemeanor with the exception of a felony charge for pimping. Under Tennessee prostitution law, crimes are punished more severely if prostitution occurs within 100 feet of a church or 1.5 miles of an elementary, middle or high school(s). Promoting prostitution (pimping) is a Class E felony — 1-6 years in prison and a maximum fine of $3,000. Prostitution or soliciting prostitution within 100 feet of a church or 1.5 miles of an elementary, middle or high school(s) is a Class A misdemeanor — maximum 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine no more than $2,500. Soliciting prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor — maximum 6 months in jail and a fine no more than $500. The most serious offense is aggravated prostitution, which is prostitution while knowingly HIV-positive, and that is a Class C felony — 3-15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Hire a Nashville Prostitution Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a prostitution crime in Nashville or anywhere in the middle-Tennessee area, hire a competent, well-trained lawyer to represent you in a court of law. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over twenty (20) years experience in handling cases from all points-of-view and can help you come up with a solid defense or negotiate a plea bargain for your case. We are committed and will work relentlessly for your case. Call Turner Law Offices, P.C., or Request a Free Initial Consultation online to speak with a criminal defense lawyer today!

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