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Undercover Prostitution Stings in South Florida

Law enforcement officials in South Florida are increasing their efforts to put “Johns” behind bars with their anti-prostitution campaigns.  In Palm Beach County, FL undercover Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputies are walking South Dixie Highway, in the area of Lake-Worth, FL to apprehend individuals who are looking to pay for sex. In South Miami, FL the Dade County Sheriff’s Office is using reverse stings to catch individuals trying to solicit prostitutes from internet websites like Backpage.com and Craigslist.com. Sources close to the prostitution sting being conducted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Lake-Worth, FL indicate that undercover female officers walking South Dixie Highway, posing as working girls, have netted well over 30 arrest per day of would be Johns. The South Miami operation is also netting tens of… […]

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Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution

In Florida, the crime of prostitution is punishable by a Misdemeanor and up to a Felony. Florida General Statute 796.07 defines Prostitution and its related applicable terms as follows: (a) “Prostitution” means the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses. (b) “Lewdness” means any indecent or obscene act. (c) “Assignation” means the making of any appointment or engagement for prostitution or lewdness, or any act in furtherance of such appointment or engagement. (d) “Sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; or the handling or fondling of the sexual organ of another for the purpose of masturbation; however, the term does… […]

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How Undercover Police Catch Solicitors of Prostitution

How Undercover Police Catch Solicitors of Prostitution

Solicitation of prostitution is a practice that has been around for centuries. It is a crime difficult to detect without assistance from witnesses. Undercover police officers are also a common way to catch solicitors of prostitution. Over Easter weekend in Tampa, a woman was arrested for trying to buy the services of a prostitute for her 80-year-old father. The supposed prostitute was actually an undercover cop. The article below is from WPTV News Channel 5: TAMPA – A 51-year-old woman tried to buy her 80-year-old father the services of a prostitute over Easter weekend, Tampa police said. Police arrested the pair, who listed their hometown as Dubuque, Iowa, on Nebraska Avenue, an area of Tampa known for prostitution activity. According to the arrest affidavit, 51-year-old Pia Kirchberg offered an undercover… […]

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What To Do After Being Arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution

What To Do After Being Arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution

According to My Fox Tampa Bay, 12 women were arrested in Lakeland Thursday for soliciting prostitution. The arrests were actually a result from residents calling in complaints about prostitution activity. Complaints are usually one of the most common ways arrests are made during prostitution stings. The prostitution sting resulted in 12 arrests made by undercover Polk County detectives. Deputies report that eight of the 12 women arrested have already been charged with prostitution on at least three separate occasions. Those suspects were charged with third or subsequent offense to solicit prostitution. “Our message is clear: to those who think prostitution is harmless or a ‘victimless crime’ – it is not,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement released by his office. “Many of these women we arrested have several other… […]

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What If I’m Arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution?

What If I’m Arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution?

West Palm Beach Police are cracking down on solicitation of prostitution. Stings are now targeting “Johns” instead of actual prostitutes. If you have been arrested for soliciting for prostitution, an aggressive and proactive criminal defense lawyer can help. According to West Palm Beach News: In Boynton Beach, Fla., Eight men were arrested for soliciting prostitution. The problem was that they were soliciting from undercover police officers. The undercover prostitution bust took place last Friday on South Federal Highway at the 2700 block. Police reported that the men ranged from 27 to 53 years old and were all charged with solicitation of prostitution. Two other men were also arrested after they sold the undercover officers Roxycodone. Solicitation of Prostitution Prostitution is defined as the act or practice of providing sexual services… […]

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How To Beat a Solicitation of Prostitution Charge in West Palm Beach

Solicitation of Prostitution is part of a large group of “victimless” crimes like vagrancy, indecent exposure and public intoxication. But if you are arrested for this crime in Palm Beach County, there is nothing victimless about it – you are going to feel like a victim. In recent years, West Palm Beach Police have cracked down on solicitation of prostitution by using stings that target “johns” instead of actual prostitutes. Many unsuspecting men have been arrested and charged with this crime. Many innocent men who stopped at the request of an undercover agent have been entrapped. In the state of Florida, simply asking a person to engage in prostitution is an unlawful act. Money doesn’t even have to be exchanged. It is pretty serious stuff. This is a rare situation… […]

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