If you are accused of promoting - or soliciting - prostitutes in New Hampshire, you could find yourself in some real legal hot water.
This is a crime that police and prosecutors target. And judges love to throw tough penalties at anyone convicted of promoting prostitution. Communities don’t want prostitutes loitering around their dark alleys. So, don’t look for leniency if you are charged with this crime.
For that reason, you want a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight prostitution charges. Michael Anzalone in Nashua, New Hampshire, is your best bet to defend you against sex crimes.
Most of the time these are state charges. But sometimes a federal charge is leveled against someone for soliciting prostitution.
The sex trade is illegal in New Hampshire and across the United States. If you have been accused of promoting prostitution, you will need to have an attorney on your side.
The act of selling sex is strictly prohibited in New Hampshire, which spells it out in the state statutes, found here at RSA 645:2.
State lawmakers consider it against the law to solicit, agree to perform or engage in prostitution. If you are engaging in any such sex trade for some kind of financial gain, you will probably face some severe charges.
This practice, which is also known as pimping or pandering, is strictly forbidden in New Hampshire. But, you should remember that the burden falls on the state to prove that you were indeed trying to make money off of prostitutes by making them have sex for money.
You never want to be arrested on any charge, but you certainly don’t want to be accused of sex trafficking or in prostituting minors.
It’s best for you to be honest with your attorney. If you hire Michael Anzalone as your counsel, he won’t judge you. He just needs to know the facts so he can work with prosecutors to possibly have the charges lowered.
If you are convicted on a charge of promoting prostitution, you could face either a misdemeanor or a Class B felony. That means your possible penalties could range from probation to several years in jail. And there are fines of $2,000 or more along with fees associated with this charge as well.
You’ll need to talk over the details of your case with your lawyer, so a case can be built to counter the prosecution.
The best advice is to never talk about your case with investigators unless you have your lawyer by your side.
Your criminal defense lawyer will work with you to determine whether you should agree to accept a plea deal or take your case to court in front of a judge and jury.
A life of crime doesn’t pay and Michael Anzalone will work with you to try to get your life back on track.
Your case will be a top priority for us at The Anzalone Law Firm. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. Our goal is to help you when you need it most.