Is Prostitution Legal in Florida?

No, prostitution is not legal in Florida. Florida Statutes Section 796.07 defines prostitution as the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.

Orlando Prostitution Defense Attorneys

When you think about prostitution, your mind might pull up crime drama shows and the depiction that we see in movies and other media. And though this a form of prostitution that is based off of real life circumstances, it is not all encompassing for what prostitution is or what charges can be brought against you in certain circumstances.

For example, if you are renting a property where you are aware soliciting or prostitution is taking place you can be held accountable and charged even if you weren't involved in any explicit activities. Prostitution and solicitation are charges not based on the act itself but rather the implication to act.

As such, the following is a list of illegal activities related to prostitution or solicitation:

  • own, establish, maintain, or operate any place, structure, building, or conveyance for the purpose of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution.
  • offer, or offer or agree to secure, another for the purpose of prostitution or any other lewd or indecent act.
  • receive, or offer or agree to receive, any person into any place, structure, building, or conveyance for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation, or permit any person to remain there for such purpose.
  • direct, take, or transport, or offer or agree to direct, take, or transport, any person to any place, structure, building, or any other person, with knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that the purpose of such acts is prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
  • Offer to commit, commit, or engage in, prostitution, lewdness, or assignation if you are 18 or older.
  • solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
  • reside in, enter, or remain in, any place, structure, or building, or to enter or remain in any conveyance, for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation.
  • aid, abet, or participate in any of the acts or things listed above.
  • purchase the services of any person engaged in prostitution.

Penalties for Soliciting Prostitution

  • First violation: Second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in prison and $500 fines.
  • Second violation: First-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison and $1,000 fines.
  • Third or subsequent violation: Third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 fines.

To speak with our Orlando Prostitution Defense Attorney, contact us at 407-904-7376

Experienced Orlando Prostitution & Solicitation Defense Attorneys

It is easy to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time by police officers, who actively patrol for prostitutes and solicitors. You may have unknowingly parked your car near a brothel or driven by an alley full of prostitutes before getting in trouble with the law. Or, you may have committed the offense without realizing the consequences of your actions. Whatever the case may be, Attorney Carrie Rentz will stand by your side and advocate for your rights at every stage of the process.

There are many types of prostitution in the US and across the globe, including but not limited to:

  • Streetwalkers (which you typically see in the media)
  • Call girls
  • Escorts
  • Brothel workers
  • Massage parlor workers
  • Bar or casino workers

As a former prosecutor with 15 years of experience, she has the key insights and skills needed to negotiate for the best possible outcome in your case. Don’t waste the opportunity to work alongside a trusted Orlando prostitution lawyer who can help turn your life around after an accusation of a sex crime.

Attorney Carrie Rentz understands what you’re up against, as she was once on the other side of the law. Now that she defends the accused, Attorney Rentz knows what defense strategies are the most effective and can derail the prosecution’s attacks against you. No matter how serious your accusations are, no case is too complex for our firm to handle.

Retain high-caliber defense from a lawyer who truly cares about your future, not one who views you as merely another case number. Thus, you should contact us at 407-904-7376 to speak with our Orlando Prostitution Defense Attorneys! We proudly defend clients throughout Orange County and Seminole County.