With so many strip clubs in the Tampa Bay area, prostitution charges are a common occurrence. However, just because establishments offer nude dancing doesn’t mean that prostitution is taking place. And, a business or property owner must have knowledge that prostitution is occurring on their premises in order to be prosecuted for a related crime.
If you are charged with renting space used for prostitution or benefiting from the proceeds of prostitution in Tampa, contact me, Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., for representation. I am familiar with the local ordinances and I will fight to protect your rights.
I offer free initial consultations to all potential clients, with no obligation to hire.
Prostitution Laws in Florida
Florida laws prohibit the following prostitution-related sex crimes:
Prostitution: giving or receiving sex for hire, including solicitation of prostitution
Assignation: making an appointment or engagement for prostitution or lewdness
Deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution
Renting space to be used for lewdness, assignation or prostitution
If you are in the adult entertainment business in central Florida, or you are a regular patron of nude dancing establishments, you could very well be the target of a prostitution sting. No matter what charge you are facing, don’t talk to anyone about your case unless your attorney is present.
At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., I will conduct an in-depth review of the circumstances of your charge, identify key witnesses and explore possible defenses. I will guide you through every step of the process to determine whether a plea offer is attainable. If trial is unavoidable, I will present your defense in court.
Contact a South Tampa Florida Sex Crimes Lawyer
While solicitation of prostitution is a crime, there are other more serious and violent sex crime charges, such as sexual battery (rape), lewd and lascivious behavior, and statutory rape. If you are charged with any type of sex crime, seek legal counsel immediately.
Contact me online or call (813) 227-9642 to arrange a free initial consultation with a Tampa prostitution defense attorney.