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It does not matter whether any sexual conduct actually occurs, as long as there is an agreement or offer to engage in the sexual conduct.
Prostitution, pimping, and pandering laws in massachusetts
A criminal charge of soliciting a prostitute is a difficult and often embarrassing charge. If you find yourself arrested for soliciting sex, you need this problem fixed carefully and discreetly. These busts usually happen through online sting operations, or sometimes report of suspicious activity from hotel guests, neighbors, or informants.
I understand what you are going through, and I can help you fix this legal problem. As your defense attorney, it is my job to represent you and your interests and protect your rights and privacy as much as is possible. I will also treat you with the utmost courtesy and privacy, and work to dispatch your case as quickly and quietly as is possible, to protect your rights in every way I can.
In addition, we can help you get your record sealed after a continuance period if a short CWOF is the best deal we can work out. In many cases, we can successfully petition the judge to seal the record immediately after a continuance period and dismissal months.
After a successful seal, the arrest incident will not appear on a CORI, so your job opportunities, as well as school or community volunteering or other activities would not be curtailed. We have received quite a few calls from people busted by police stings after answering an ad on Back. Our client responded to an ad and met a woman at a hotel room, who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
There was lingerie laid out on the bed that made it look normal. He handed the woman cash for a massage, and then several police officers entered the room and handcuffed him, and placed him under arrest.
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He was charged with soliciting sex for a fee. In other cases where the individual touched the woman, they were also charged with indecent assault and battery.
If you are charged with engaging in sexual conduct with someone whom law enforcement claims is being trafficked, you may be subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. This is a scary situation, as well as being potentially very embarrassing. Please call us for help to protect you in this kind of investigation. It can be extremely helpful to have an attorney present during questioning to keep the police honest and reduce the chance they will threaten you unfairly or illegally.
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Ref Mass Gen. Laws Ch. The penalties for simply soliciting a prostitute, whether or not any sexual activity actually takes place, are less than those for actually engaging in sex for a fee:. Ref: MGL c. Police regularly conduct sting operations to try to catch those operating and profiting from a business that provides sexual acts for a fee.
Advertising a home massage business on websites like Back, Craigslist, Cityvibe, MyProviderGuide and many others may be considered suspicious and attract undercover police officers to investigate. If you are accused of offering any allegedly illegal sex act during the course of your service, the police will charge that offense.
If you are suspected of conducting a business that profits from prostitution or human trafficking, you will be targeted aggressively by the police. Attorney General Maura Healey is engaging in an aggressive campaign to target businesses like massage parlors and escort service agencies that offer sexual services.
Prostitution, pimping, and soliciting
To gain earnings from prostitution is a felony offense under Mass General Laws Chapter Section 7. To convict you of this offense, the state must prove that you had knowledge that the person was earning money as a prostitute, and you were deriving income or received money from that activity. Human trafficking and sexual servitude are the strictest prostitution-related crimes in the state. Any evidence of coercion, control, dependence, supplying drugs, housing, or other services as part of an operation that provided sex for a fee can lead to this serious felony charge.
Recent cases include multiple massage parlor busts across Massachusetts and the takedown of a local escort service.
For more info on legal defenses, contact me today for a confidential legal consultation. We can help. Our firm has represented clients on many extremely sensitive and embarrassing criminal matters.
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