Prostitution is illegal in the state of Florida, and if you are caught offering money or negotiating in exchange for sexual favors, you can be arrested and taken to jail. But beyond the legal ramifications, few criminal offenses carry the social stigma that vice crimes like prostitution do. In addition to serving time in jail, paying fines, driver’s license suspension, and serving community hours, there is always the risk that your employer, coworkers, family, and friends will learn of your arrest. That’s why you need a criminal defense lawyer who can not only successfully defend you in a Broward, Dade, or Palm Beach criminal court, but can do so in a manner that will keep you from garnering unwanted publicity. Criminal defense attorney Michael G. Salazar, Jr. has been representing clients who are accused of soliciting, prostitution, and other vice crimes for over twenty years. He has built a reputation by successfully defending individuals effectively and discreetly.

Vice Crimes in the State of Florida

Because of recent trends in how the crime of prostitution is viewed, enforcement efforts in Florida have shifted focus from the sex workers to the escort agencies and customers. Prostitution is now referred to as “human trafficking” or “sex trafficking” by police departments and state attorneys’ offices. Vice units are now targeting escort agencies and customers who frequent areas that are known for street prostitution. In addition, there is more covert surveillance when it comes to on-line sex sites that promote real life meetings between men and women. Because of this more men and women in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties have been arrested for prostitution and sex trafficking than in the past. South Florida criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar represents individuals who have been arrested for vice crimes, including:

  • Prostitution
  • Soliciting another for sexual acts
  • Forcing, compelling, or coercing another to become a prostitute
  • Sex trafficking
  • Deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution
  • Renting space to be used for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution

Private Criminal Defense Attorney for Vice Crimes

Police officers in areas like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach use aggressive techniques to ensnare individuals who they believe are engaged in sex crimes. Oftentimes, these methods border on entrapment and violate the defendant’s constitutional rights. An experienced criminal defense lawyer, such as Michael Salazar, P.A., can identify fundamental flaws in the prosecution’s case.

Don’t trust your liberty and reputation to an overworked and overloaded public defender. Contact the Fort Lauderdale Salazar Law Firm at (954) 278-8314 today.

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