Western Washington has been cracking down on prostitution-related cases recently and the focus of law enforcement has been to arrest the customers, not the prostitutes. And to make things worse, prosecutors now want you to have a criminal record for this charge.
We have recently fought many of these sting arrests and have been successful in getting these cases dismissed through legal motions, negotiation, and at trial. If you’ve been the target of one of these recent sting operations, call us today.
While there is a minor difference, the two offenses are more or less the same. There are different prongs of these offenses that the prosecution can pursue, but the ultimate question a jury must answer in both is a version of the following:
Did the prosecution prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mr. Jones agreed to pay a fee to [undercover officer X] pursuant to an understanding that in exchange she would engage in sexual conduct with him?
There are many compelling arguments that we make in favor of reasonable doubt to lead the jury to answer this question with a NO.
In order to find you guilty, the prosecution must prove the following against you beyond a reasonable doubt:
The facts of your particular case will dictate what your defense will be. That said, the main three defenses are:
The answer to this varies depending on your particular situation, but there are three universal pieces of advice:
From there, we need to hear more about your individual situation to advise your further. In the meantime, please view our video below on the subject and visit our Under Investigation page.