Sex crimes are taken extremely seriously in the state of Georgia. If you are successfully convicted, you will find that you are facing extreme penalties that will have a direct and profound impact on your life. Prostitution is no different. Under Georgia law, §16-6-9, prostitution is considered to be the offense of offering to partake, or consenting to participate, in a sexual act for remuneration. This can either be sodomy, intercourse or anything that might fall under the umbrella of the term "sexual act."
This, however, is not the only criminal act that is considered to be part of prostitution. According to §16-6-10 and §16-6-11, it is also a crime to have control and ownership over a structure in which prostitution takes place. This is considered to be keeping a place of prostitution - knowingly running a building where you grant permission for prostitution to occur. Pimping also falls into line with these types of laws. As identified by an Atlanta criminal attorney, the following acts are considered to be pimping:
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- Offering to secure a prostitute for a client;
- Agreeing to arrange a meeting for the purposes of prostitution;
- Transporting a person for the purpose of prostitution;
- Receiving money or assets that were knowingly earned by prostitution; and
- Aiding a prostitute and receiving part of the profits
No matter whether you have been criminally charged with pandering, pimping or straight prostitution, if you have been criminally charged, you need to be confident that you have an experienced advocate on your side to help protect your best interests. This type of criminal act is taken extremely seriously. For instance, being criminally convicted for keeping a place of prostitution can be punishable by up to 20 years of incarceration and a monetary fine up to $10,000. This is nothing to take lightly.
Criminal defense attorney Andre Sailers recognizes how daunting it can be to deal with something of this nature. He knows how frightening it can be to be criminally charged and his is prepared to do everything within his power to help you obtain the just outcome that you deserve. Should you choose to work with his, you will be able to rest easier knowing that his will do everything that he can to help you. Unlike some firms, he will not look for an easy way out and will not look to cut corners. He will not take your money and then advise you to plead guilty. Instead, he will fight relentlessly for the just outcome that you deserve. To learn more about Georgia's laws regarding prostitution, click here.