Camden NJ Prostitution Attorney
The police in Camden and other municipalities in the county are notorious for conducting prostitution sting and “quality of life” sweeps. The net created from these efforts often results in the arrest and filing of charges against both patrons (a.k.a. Jonathan) and prostitutes. Irrespective of the capacity in which you were charged with prosecution in Camden County, our criminal firm is equipped to defend you. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we offer representation by former prosecutors and other highly experienced attorneys that possess over 100 combined years handling prostitution cases. A lawyer with the skills to effectively handle your offense in Winslow, Brooklawn, Lindenwold, Lawnside, Clementon or another municipality is available immediately in our Cherry Hill Office. Call us 24/7 at 856-662-8300 for a free consultation.
Prostitution Charges in Winslow or Another Camden County Municipality
Although Camden is unquestionably the busiest venue in the county for prostitution charges, police throughout the county, including in Winslow Township, are also active in filing offenses under N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1. The violation is triggered whenever “prostitution” is attempted or committed by someone who is: (1) a patron; (2) a provider of the sexual activity; or (3) promotes these activities. The term “prostitution” is defined as “sexual activity with another person in exchange for something of economic value, or the offer or acceptance of an offer to engage in sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value.” “Sexual activity” includes genital, anal or oral intercourse, masturbation, touching of the genitals, buttocks, or female breasts, and other sexual relations. The four elements of this offense are: (1) either an offer or acceptance of an offer; (2) to engage in sexual activity; (3) in exchange for something of value; and (4) with a purpose to engage in this conduct.
Prostitution is a disorderly persons offense when it involves personally offering sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value. These activities are elevated to a fourth-degree crime if the conviction represents a second or third violation. It is a third-degree crime to commit a fourth or subsequent offense in this capacity. It is a second-degree crime to knowingly engage in prostitution with someone under eighteen.
A disorderly persons offense for prostitution results in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in the county jail. Fourth-degree prosecution carries up to 18 months in state prison and fine as high as $10,000. The maximum penalties for third-degree prostitution include a fine of $15,000 and 5 years in prison. Second-degree prosecution triggers a potential fine of $150,000 and 5-10 years in prison. In addition, there is a six months driver’s license suspension that may be imposed if a motor vehicle was used in the commission of prostitution.
Gloucester Township Prostitution Defense Lawyers
Gloucester Township ranks third in municipal population in Camden County so it is understandable that prostitution occurs within its 23.26 square miles. If you were arrested for promoting, soliciting, or serving as prostitution, an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to assist you in defending your charge. The lawyers at our firm have over a century of experience defending prostitution cases throughout the state. Call us if you are facing a charge in Magnolia, Gloucester City, Chesilhurst, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill or another municipality in Camden County. We can be reached around the clock at 856-662-8300 for a free consultation.