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Promoting Prostitution is a crime committed when a person—one who is acting neither as a prostitute nor as a patron of a prostitute—advances from or profits from prostitution. As New York Promoting Prostitution Lawyers, we have seen that the various offices of the District Attorney throughout New York City, Westchester County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County take prostitution and Patronizing Prostitution very seriously.

Any knowledgeable New York Criminal Lawyer will tell you that promoting prostitution is committed when a person is engaged in actions or activities related to:

  • Receiving Compensation for (profits from) procuring a prostitute for a patron.
  • Soliciting a patron for a prostitute or for a place where prostitution is practiced.
  • Soliciting customers or transports persons for the purposes of prostitution.
  • Owning, operating, establishing, or managing a dwelling or establishment for the purpose of supplying a place where prostitution is practiced or encouraged.
  • Securing a prostitute to work in a place where prostitution is practiced, or induces another person to become a prostitute.

New York Penal Law sets forth some of the most serious crimes relating to Promoting Prostitution, which can range from a Misdemeanor to a Felony and result in prison terms from 1 to 25 years. The seriousness of the charge the district attorney will bring against you, and the length of the resulting punishment you might receive, will depend in the part on the following factors:

  • Whether the criminal act involved force or coercion.
  • The number of prostitutes involved.
  • The age of the individual(s) whose prostitution you advanced or from which you profited.

At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our experienced Promoting Prostitution Defense Lawyer in our office will help you navigate the serious charge of Promoting Prostitution, and/or any charges of engaging in other criminal actions associated with prostitution-related crimes (such as racketeering or enterprise corruption). Our knowledgeable criminal defense staff can help you defend yourself against these criminal charges. Simply contact us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to arrange a free consultation in any of our offices, whether in one of the five boroughs of New York (Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island), in Westchester County, or on Long Island in Nassau County or Suffolk County.

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