Engaging in prostitution with a minor will result in serious criminal charges. The situation is even more serious when one is accused of pimping or taking a portion of a sex worker’s earnings, even if that worker is an adult. If you have been accused of child prostitution, pimping, or pandering then you face felony charges. Bretton Barber is an Arizona criminal defense attorney aggressively defending those accused of such offenses. He will work to protect your personal rights throughout the legal process. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Phoenix lawyer representing those charged with engaging in child prostitution
Punishments related to the prostitution of Arizona children will vary depending on the nature of the offense. Gaining sexual services from a minor will be a felony. If the child was 15-17 years old, and the “John” could not reasonably know the child’s age, then a class six felony will be charged. This sentence will increase to 7-21 years if the child’s age was known. Engaging in acts with a child prostitute under the age of fifteen will carry even harsher consequences. One arrested for such an offense should contact counsel immediately.
Bretton Barber is a defense lawyer who staunchly believes that everyone is entitled to their day in court. Once retained he will obtain the arrest reports as well as all other evidence in the case. He will, if feasible, file to suppress any statements which were made to law enforcement and will determine if it is possible to challenge the manner in which one was arrested. Should the matter go to trial, he will fight to make the prosecution prove their case. You are facing a serious situation and you need a lawyer who will take your case seriously. Contact our attorney today. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Arizona attorney defending those accused of pimping adult and child prostitutes
Pimping and pandering laws prevent a person from financially benefiting off of the sex work of another. Arizona criminal charges may be brought against anyone who provides a location for prostitution to occur, transports prostitutes across state lines, encourages or forces another to engage in prostitution, or knowingly receives money from prostitution related activities. Pimping an adult prostitute is considered a class five felony. However, taking a child for prostitution is far more serious and will likely result in numerous felony charges. If you have been arrested on suspicion of pimping a sex worker it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney who will aggressively protect your rights today. Contact the Barber Law Group for more information.