It is a serious crime to be charged with promoting prostitution in the state of New York. Many of the charges fall under the felony class, and carry harsh punishments for a conviction. If you are being charged with promoting prostitution, you will want to retain the services of an attorney right away. Experienced in New York courts, David Galison is ready to go to work for you in defense of these charges.
The crime of promoting prostitution includes four different degrees of charges depending on the specifics of the case. The lowest charge is fourth degree, and it is brought when a person knowingly advances or profits from prostitution. This is a class A misdemeanor, carrying no more than a year in jail.
Third degree promoting prostitution pertains to any individual that owns a house of prostitution or a prostitution business, or profits from the prostitution of persons less than 19 years old. This charge is a class D felony, usually resulting in between 2-7 years in prison.
In order to be charged with second degree promoting prostitution, an individual must advance prostitution by compelling a person through force or intimidation, or by profiting from the prostitution of a person less than 16 years old. This crime is classified as a class C felony, opening up a maximum jail sentence of 15 years.
First degree promoting prostitution is the most serious charge, and is a class B felony with up to 25 years in jail on the line. A person is guilty of this crime when they profit from the prostitution of a person less than 11 years of age.
If you are currently charged with any degree of this crime, you will want to contact our office right away. We can be reached at 516-242-4477 and we will be happy to offer you a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you soon.