Four women were arrested last month in a prostitution sting at the La Quinta Hotel in Lake Mary.
Authorities claim the women were arrested after offering sex for hundreds of dollars at the hotel, which is located just off Interstate 4.
Undercover deputies apparently met the woman at the hotel after responding to ads listed on various websites, including Backpage.com and BodyRubList.com. The women allegedly agreed to perform sex acts for hundreds of dollars.
According to authorities, none of the women arrested live in Lake Mary.
The consequences related to a prostitution offense can be quite harsh, even if this is your first arrest. A first-time prostitution conviction can land you in county jail for up to 60 days. A second conviction can result in one year behind bars. A third or subsequent conviction for prostitution can carry up to five years in prison. Along with jail and/or prison time, a prostitution conviction can ruin your reputation, destroy your personal relationships and even restrict future career options.
If you have been arrested for a prostitution-related offense in Lake Mary, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs or the surrounding area, know that there is help available to you. A Seminole County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton can make sure you understand the charges against you and what can be done to defeat them. As former prosecutors, we are very familiar with the inner workings of undercover prostitution stings and are knowledgeable about the laws involving entrapment. We can review the State’s case against you and challenge evidence involving these undercover busts while pursuing the strongest defense for your prostitution charges.
Our Seminole County Criminal Defense Lawyers know that a prostitution arrest can be embarrassing. You may be feeling humiliated and wondering how these charges will affect those closest to you. You can rest assure that we will always maintain your privacy while protecting your constitutional rights. We will provide you with an aggressive line of defense to make sure you receive a positive outcome.
Prosecutors in Seminole County and throughout Florida have declared war on prostitution. The authorities employ a variety of tactics to target those suspecting of engaging in prostitution. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a prostitution-related offense in Lake Mary, contact a Seminole County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today online or call 866-608-5529 for a free consultation to discuss viable defense options.
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