Greenwich Prostitution Arrest Lawyer
- Prostitution in Greenwich is illegal and can result in jail time and fines.
- Even if you do not engage in the sexual acts, you can still be arrested for promoting or allowing prostitution.
- Prostitution applies to everyone, regardless of their sex.
- If you are being investigated for Engaging in Prostitution, contact a top Greenwich attorney today.
What is Engaging in Prostitution in Greenwich?
Prostitution is defined in Connecticut General Statute § 53a-82 as engaging, agreeing, or offering to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.
Can I Go to Jail for Engaging Prostitution in Greenwich?
Yes. Engaging in Prostitution in Connecticut is an A misdemeanor that carries up to 1 year in jail, a $2,000 fine, and probation.
What If I Was Pressured into It?
If you were pressured into engaging in sexual conduct in return for a fee, you may have a defense to your arrest. However, peer pressure is not enough. You need to have been coerced by the use or threatened imminent use of physical force upon yourself or a third party. Any of the best Greenwich Prostitution Attorneys can help evaluate your case and tell you what defenses you have.
Can I Get Arrested for Just Promoting Prostitution?
Yes, even if you took no part in the sexual acts in return for a fee, you can be arrested for promoting prostitution if you knowingly advance or profit from it. Connecticut takes Promoting Prostitution more seriously than Engaging in Prostitution. Depending on how involved you are, from a D Felony to a B felony.
Is Escorting the Same as Prostitution?
Some people try to distinguish escorting from prostitution by saying escorts are paid for their time, not sexual acts. The expectation of sexual acts is typically implied. While this may be splitting hairs, don’t expect the distinction to save you from an arrest.
Is a “Happy Ending” Legal in Connecticut?
No. Ending a massage with sexual contact (aka a “Happy Ending”) is considered prostitution in Greenwich. To learn more about massage parlor arrests, click here.
What If I Just Let It Happen in My Home?
Merely allowing prostitution to occur in your home is also illegal. If you know prostitution is occurring in your home and you fail to make reasonable attempts to stop it, you can be arrested for Permitting Prostitution in Connecticut.
Will a Prostitution Arrest Ruin My Life?
It could if you let it. Prostitution arrests often make the papers and a guilty plea will give you a permanent criminal record. Contact any of the best Greenwich prostitution lawyers to learn about keeping your record clean and getting the charges dismissed.
Call a Top Greenwich Prostitution Defense Attorney Today
Don’t let a Greenwich prostitution arrest define the rest of your life. Contact any of Greenwich’s top criminal defense attorneys immediately. You can see our hundreds of reviews from past clients here. Then call us today at (203) 358-4700.