Criminal charges associated with prostitution often have a negative social stigma associated with them, but the social consequences are often the least damaging outcomes of the charges. Criminal convictions related to prostitution carry harsh penalties and can have a serious impact on your life, your career, and your future. Understanding the charges you are facing and the possible penalties is important when determining the best course of action.
Berry Law’s experienced Nebraska prostitution defense attorneys have experience defending clients who are facing prostitution related charges, and we are committed to providing sound legal representation in the best interests of our clients. We have successfully defended clients accused of a wide array of sex crimes, including those related to prostitution such as:
The penalties for prostitution related offenses vary in severity, depending on the charge you are facing. When facing a prostitution related charge, it is important that you consult a Nebraska prostitution defense attorney as soon as possible ensure that your rights are protected. By contacting an attorney immediately, you can help them to create the best defense for your case. While the punishments for certain prostitution related charges are more severe than others, all can have serious implications on your future, even if they seem relatively insignificant in the short term.
Any individual who performs, offers, or agrees to sexual penetration with another individual (that is not their spouse) in exchange for money or something of value, will be charged with prostitution. According to Nebraska Revised Statute 28-801, any person charged with prostitution will be facing a Class II misdemeanor (unless they have multiple prior convictions, in which case they will be facing a Class I misdemeanor). A Class II misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6-months imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,000.
Any individual who solicits another individual (that is not their spouse) to perform any act of sexual conduct or penetration in exchange for money or something of value, will be charged with solicitation of prostitution. According to Nebraska Revised Statute 28-801.01, any person charged with solicitation of prostitution will be facing a Class I misdemeanor (unless they have a prior conviction, in which case they will be facing a Class IV felony). A Class I misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1-year imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,000.
If an individual entices another person to become a prostitute, procures or harbors an individual for prostitution, or encourages another individual to enter this state for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery will be charged with Pandering. According to Nebraska Revised Statute 28-802, any person charged with pandering will be facing a Class II felony. A Class II felony is punishable by 1-50 years imprisonment.
If an individual engages in sex trafficking they will be charged with Human Trafficking. According to Nebraska Revised Statute 28-831, any person charged with such trafficking will be facing a Class II felony. A Class II felony is punishable by 1-50 years imprisonment. If the person being trafficked is a minor, the penalty will be a Class IB felony which is punishable by 20 years to life imprisonment.
Also, any individual, other than the trafficking victim, who knowingly benefits from or participates in activities involving sex trafficking will be charged with a Class IIA felony. A Class IIA felony is punishable by 0-20 years imprisonment.
Individuals who are charged with prostitution, solicitation of prostitution, pandering, or sex trafficking are typically charged as the result of a police operation known as a sting. These operations are done by undercover police officers looking to find someone committing an illegal sex crime. While a jury is supposed to presume a defendant innocent until proven guilty, police enforcement officers who are participating in a sting operation often do not.
Our team of prostitution lawyers in Nebraska will challenge every piece of evidence in a sex crime case. We have represented individuals accused of sex offenses in both state and federal courts. Our team is committed to providing you with the best representation available.
Facing a charge related to prostitution can have a severe impact on your life socially, and the criminal penalties associated with a prostitution related offense are often severe. Understanding the laws and evidence in prostitution cases is important when developing the best defense possible. Our dedicated Nebraska prostitution defense attorneys have experience in prostitution related cases and can defend your reputation, your career, and your future. If you or somebody you know is facing prostitution related charges, contact Berry Law at 402-466-8444 today to schedule a consultation.