Fairfax Pimping and Pandering Lawyer
Big Daddy Kane once said that “Pimping ain’t easy,” and while that may or may not be true, pimping is a very serious crime in Virginia. In contrast to the crimes of prostitution and solicitation, pimping-related crimes are Class 4 felonies punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. The most common pimping-related crimes are known as “receiving money from the earnings of a prostitute” (pimping) and receiving money for procuring persons for prostitution (pandering). Because pimping and pandering are felonies, the Commonwealth prosecutes these crimes very aggressively. If you have been charged with receiving money from the earnings of a prostitute or receiving money for procuring persons for prostitution, you are going to want to consult with a Fairfax pimping and pandering lawyer immediately.
What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove to Obtain a Pimping Conviction?
In order to secure a pimping conviction, a prosecutor must prove that the defendant knowingly used a prostitute to obtain money. Notably, the benefit to the pimp does not have to be monetary, but could be almost anything of economic value. In most cases, employing or requesting a known sex worker to prostitute themselves for the pimp’s benefit is enough to prove that the defendant “received money from the earnings of a prostitute.” Again, however, the defendant must know that the prostitute actually earned the money from prostitution.
How Can a Fairfax Pimping and Pandering Lawyer Help?
As with all criminal charges, there are a multitude of possible defenses your Fairfax pimping and pandering lawyer can assert on your behalf. But what defenses apply is always predicated on the unique set of facts of each and every case. Some common defenses in pimping and pandering cases include entrapment, mistaken identity, false accusations, and lack of evidence. No matter what defenses you may have, it is worth emphasizing that there is no substitute for an aggressive, savvy, and knowledgeable Fairfax pimping and pandering lawyer on your side to fight for you. With the harsh penalties and aggressive approach of prosecutors in pimping cases, it is extremely important to obtain an Fairfax pimping and pandering lawyer who has a full understanding of the evidence code, the Virginia code, and the tactics of negotiation.
Contact a Fairfax Pimping and Pandering Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime relating to prostitution, pimping, pandering, or solicitation it is important to have a knowledgeable, experienced Fairfax sex crime lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of Randall Sousa provides affordable and aggressive defense in sex crimes cases. Contact us today for a free consultation with a Fairfax pimping and pandering lawyer. 571-354-6164
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