Washington DC Prostitution Lawyer
Prostitution and Solicitation for prostitution are prohibited under D.C. Code Section 22-2701. A first conviction carries a maximim jail term of 90 days, and/or a fine of $500. A second conviction carries a maximum jail term of 180 days and and/or a $1000 fine. For first offenses, diversion options are also available. To prove that a defendant is guilty of prostitution or solicitation, the government must show that an offer of sex for money, or money for sex is knowingly and voluntarily made. Most arrests in the District of Columbia involve undercover police officers posing as prostitutes or johns, and rely on the testimony of the undercover officer at trial.
Contact Scrofano Law PC for a consultation if you have been arrested for prostitution or solicitation.