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Patronizing Prostitution

Perhaps one of the most embarrassing crimes you can be arrested for is prostitution _ either being a prostitute or patronizing one.

If you, or someone you love, are facing charges of patronizing prostitution, you will need to seek immediate legal help. This is not something that you can just wish away.

Once you've been arrested, the first call you need to make is to The Anzalone Law Firm so you can talk to criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone.

In New Hampshire, prostitution _ or the act of providing sexual services to someone in exchange for money _ is illegal. And it's the kind of crime that local law enforcement officials are constantly staking out, whether they are looking for the prostitutes or their customers, often called johns.

What are the Laws Regarding Prostituion?

In New Hampshire, patronizing prostitution is a crime. As mentioned previously, this is the kind of crime that is embarrassing. Often the local news outlets will identify people caught up in prostitution stings. And if you have a job, such as a teacher or other professional employment, you may find your name and picture splashed across a newspaper.

The state's statutes outline prostitution charges in RSA 645:2. An arrest on these charges falls under the title of public indecency.

This is a rather broad in nature kind of crime as you can see.

In New Hampshire, you can be found guilty of patronizing prostitution if you do any of the following things. For example, if you are found to have solicited or agreed to perform or engage in sexual contact as defined in the statute that is note previously. Or, likewise, if you are found to have induced or purposely cause someone to violate the statute, you are guilty of patronizing prostitution.

There are other ways. For example, you can be found guilty if prosecutors prove that you transported someone into New Hampshire, or within the state to "promote" or "facilitate" conduct described in the statute. You can also be found guilty if you pay for or agree to pay or even offer to pay for someone else to engage in sexual activity that is defined in the state statute.

Simply put, if you have been arrested and charged with promoting prostitution, you need a highly effective criminal defense lawyer on your side. The best thing you can do is call Michael Anzalone. He and his staff at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, are experienced in representing clients who have been charged with patronizing prostitutes.

While this is most typically a misdemeanor charge, as noted above, it can bring a great deal of duress to you, your family and even your employer. And it's easily found when someone does a Google search on your name. So, the best advice, of course, is to stay away from prostitutes and escort services.

But if you have been arrested, you should immediately call for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. We will work for the best possible outcome for you.

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