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    Defending Patronizing Prostitution Arrests in Connecticut

    • In Connecticut, it is illegal to pay another person for sex.
    • Connecticut takes prostitution seriously – making it a crime to engage in prostitution from either side.
    • If you’re accused of assisting someone else engage in prostitution, you can be arrested for a felony.

    Is Prostitution Legal in Connecticut?  

    No – while many people argue that people should be able to do what they want with their own bodies, prostitution is a crime in Connecticut.  Any person who is at least 18 years old who engages or offers to engage in sexual conduct voluntarily with another person can be arrested.  Found under C.G.S. § 53a-82, Prostitution in Connecticut is a Class A misdemeanor, that carries up to 1 year in jail, a period of probation, and a fine of up to $2,000.00.

    What is Patronizing Prostitution in Connecticut?

    As the top Connecticut prostitution lawyers know, if you’re accused of paying another adult for sexual acts – commonly known as a “John” – you can be arrested for C.G.S. § 53a-83 / Patronizing Prostitution in Connecticut.  Click here to read more on how an experienced prostitution defense lawyer can help.

    What’s the Difference between Patronizing and Promoting Prostitution?

    Promoting Prostitution is much more serious in Connecticut.  If you’re accused of aiding other people engaging in prosecution or worse – monetarily benefitting from others’ engaging in prostitution – then you can expect a felony arrest for Promoting Prosecution.  Depending on the allegations, you can be charged with Promoting Prosecution in the First, Second, or Third Degree, which are Class B, C, and D felonies, respectively.

    Can I be Arrested for Patronizing Prostitution without a Sexual Act?

    Yes – in Connecticut, you can be arrested for Patronizing Prostitution just for soliciting prostitution.  In other words, if you request that another person engage in sexual conduct with you in exchange for money – even if that sexual conduct never happens – you can be arrested for Patronizing Prostitution in Connecticut.

    What are the Penalties for Patronizing Prostitution in Connecticut?

    Patronizing prostitution is also a Class A misdemeanor in Connecticut, meaning that if you are convicted of § 53a-83, you can face up to 1 year in jail, a fine of up to $2,000.00, and a period of probation.

    My Patronizing Prostitution Arrest was Published Online.  Can I Get it Taken Down?

    We live in a time where everything can be published online – including embarrassing and damaging arrest reports.  What’s worse is that publishers can write about your arrest even if you never plead guilty and are never convicted!  Check out this post for more on how our Internet Scrubbing practice group helps former clients get stories of their arrests off of news sites and out of Google searches. 

    Call an Experienced Connecticut Patronizing Prostitution Defense Attorney Today

    Even if you’re never convicted, a Connecticut Patronizing Prostitution arrest can be devastating to your personal and professional reputation.  Be sure to get a team of lawyers on your side who are experienced in prostitution arrest defense and who can work with you to get your case closed as soon as possible.  Check out hundreds of reviews from our former clients at  Then call us today at (203) 358-4700.