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Prostitution can result in serious charges for each person involved. Soliciting, coercing, and engaging in prostitution are all criminal acts that could lead to jail time and high fines. The police occasionally run sting operations to catch individuals soliciting for prostitution. To be arrested for involvement in prostitution or solicitation, an individual simply has to be involved in a conversation discussing the exchange of money for a sexual act.  

Under Florida law, an individual may be arrested for involvement with the following crimes:

  • Coercing or forcing someone to engage in prostitution
  • Consciously benefiting from earnings made from prostitution
  • Consciously renting space to be used for prostitution
  • Involvement with sex trafficking

Penalties for Prostitution

The penalties for involvement in prostitution may include:


  • Up to 60 days for a 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • Up to 1 year for a 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Up to 5 years for a 3rd degree felony
  • Up to 15 years for a 2nd degree felony
  • Up to 30 years or life imprisonment for a 1st degree felony


  • Up to $500 for a 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • Up to $1,000 for a 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Up to $5,000 for a 3rd degree felony
  • Up to $10,000 for a 2nd or 1st degree felony

Additional penalties may include counseling, community service and/or driver license revocation.

Just one conviction could affect the rest of your life and hurt your personal and professional reputation. Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Mr. Hernandez is a formidable ally to have in your corner. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your prostitution charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.