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Compassionate And Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation For Those Accused Of Prostitution

Last updated on November 16, 2023

Prostitution is illegal in the state of Minnesota, and law enforcement agencies actively prosecute these and other sex crime cases. If you are facing prostitution charges, you should take them seriously. Serving Minneapolis and the western suburbs, the Mankey Law Office understands how these charges can dramatically change your life.

To learn how attorney Matthew J. Mankey can help you, call 612-424-9454.

Charges for prostitution can arise in many different situations. Whether you were accused of being involved in a call girl-type service, or were charged after being found in a location known for prostitution — such as a massage parlor — to build a case for prostitution the prosecution must show that you agreed to engage in sexual activity with another person in exchange for a benefit of some sort such as money. If you find yourself in these types of circumstances, you should know you have options.

Understanding Your Prostitution Defense Options

As is the case with any criminal charge, your specific circumstances will determine the best way to proceed. While in some cases it may make sense to take a plea bargain, other times, aggressively defending against the sex worker accusation is a better option. There are multiple ways to go about this, including asserting insufficient evidence, mistake or entrapment.

  • Insufficient evidence might be used if the evidence produced by the prosecution is ultimately not enough to result in a conviction.
  • Mistakes could arise if there is an assumption that you planned on receiving a benefit of some sort in exchange for performing a sex act, when in fact, you did not intend to do so.
  • Entrapment arises when undercover law enforcement agents lure you into prostituting yourself to ultimately arrest you.

If you were arrested for prostitution after being forced into it as a victim of human trafficking, you might also use this as a defense to the charge.

Choose An Experienced Attorney To Protect You

Facing a prostitution charge can be difficult emotionally, and you may feel like doing whatever you can to get through the matter as quickly as possible. Don’t let those feelings of hopelessness get in the way of doing all you can to secure the best possible outcome. Contact the Mankey Law Office online to learn more about your options.