Prostitution Charges in Chicago?
The practice of performing sexual acts for compensation or for hire can carry some serious consequences if arrested and charged. It is not just the prostitute who can be charged, but also the person paying for the services and the person acting as the middleman (pimp or panderer). Many female prison inmates in America were arrested initially for prostitution. Often there are reports of terrible violent beatings and sexual assault of prostitutes by their pimps. Rape and battering are not uncommon. Not only is prostitution a crime but it can be dangerous and meet with very little public sympathy for anyone arrested and charged. In this type of hostile environment it is absolutely vital that anyone who IS charged with any of the various violations of prostitution laws secure the help of a skilled Chicago criminal defense attorney, practiced in the area of prostitution offenses.
Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Defending Prostitution Charges
The majority of arrests of prostitutes involve entrapment, invasion of privacy and/or the use of discriminatory laws or tactics. While there are movements to legalize “the world’s oldest profession,” the fact remains that it is still a crime in Illinois. It is a risky business in and of itself and still carries with it social stigma. There are also circumstances where the charge is false or where the individual’s rights have been violated. In some cases the factors of human trafficking, enforced prostitution and /or abuse by and fear of the pimp or panderer must also be considered. It is important to know what your legal rights and options are in the case of a charge of prostitution.
At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege the legal team understands all of the circumstances and variables that have a significant bearing on the client’s case. Leaving things in the hands of a public defender may mean taking a chance with your future. Gets the firm’s experienced and aggressive legal team fighting for you. The client’s concerns and defense are the firm’s top priority. Call now for a tough defense and to protect your lawful rights.
Contact a Chicago criminal attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, serving the Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston areas; for a hard-line, aggressive defense in the case of a prostitution charge.