An arrest for prostitution or solicitation can be a frightening and confusing experience that can lead to serious consequences, including hefty fines and jail time. If you have been arrested for prostitution or solicitation, or are the target of a related investigation, it is important to begin planning your defense strategy immediately; hiring an attorney quickly after your arrest can dramatically increase your chances of avoiding a conviction.
Florida prostitution attorney William Hanlon understands the impact a conviction can have in your life. With nearly 20 years of experience, he has the knowledge and skills needed to help you prove your innocence in court or negotiate a reduction of your charges during plea negotiations with the prosecution.The Prosecution Must Prove Your Guilt Without Doubt
In any prostitution or solicitation case, the prosecution is under a heavy burden to prove your guilt without a reasonable doubt. In short, this means that they must present clear and detailed evidence of your intent to engage in prostitution or to solicit a prostitute.
Attorney Hanlon will make every effort to insure that the prosecution adheres to its burden of proof, and will carefully examine every piece of evidence against you to determine if the prosecution’s case is valid.
Any inconsistencies in evidence or conflicting witness statements will be used as leverage to pressure the prosecution into reducing or dismissing your charges.Police Stings
Florida law enforcement officers often conduct stings designed to catch individuals engaged in prostitution or solicitation. Occurring either online or in the streets, these stings often involve an officer posing as a prostitute or potential john to lure suspects into committing illegal activities.
If you have been charged in conjunction with a sting operation, Attorney Hanlon will carefully analyze the operation and the actions of officers before, during and after your arrest to search for any illegal actions or infringements upon your constitutional rights. Any evidence of police wrongdoing will then be used to mount your defense.Contact Attorney Hanlon as Quickly as Possible After Your Arrest
If you have been arrested for a prostitution related offense, or are under investigation for involvement in a prostitution ring, it is important to hire an attorney immediately. The sooner Attorney Hanlon becomes involved in your case, the sooner he can begin helping you plan your defense and the better your chances become of avoiding a conviction.
Contact Attorney Hanlon online or call 813.228.7095 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges and learn more about your defense options.