Federal Prostitution Defense Attorneys
Our society has a fascination with crime. People love to gossip about things they read or hear about, and criminal allegations with lurid details fit the bill. Few realize the errors of their ways or consider the human beings whose reputations are at stake.
Two crimes are particularly likely to catch people’s attention within a given community: Prostitution and solicitation of prostitution. Some newspapers even single out the accused by featuring them in special “local crime” sections. When the shoe is on the other foot, though, these charges are no laughing matter.
Prostitution and solicitation of prostitution are complex crimes, ripe with opportunity for honest misunderstandings. Because of this, many of the people who stand accused are actually innocent of any criminal activity.
Nevertheless, with only a few exceptions (none of them in Texas), prostitution remains illegal throughout the United States. Tough criminal penalties can be applied against anyone accused of prostituting or seeking a prostitute.
Aside from the embarrassment and lasting stigma that comes with the charges themselves, an outcome of “guilty” can lead to stiff fines, a criminal record, and even jail time.
That’s why, if you’ve been charged with a prostitution-related crime, you’ll want a professional and experienced attorney by your side.
Representation That Can Save Your Reputation
If you’re accused of crimes involving sex result, you might feel frightened, humiliated, or hopeless. It’s true that you stand to lose a lot, and your public image is on the line, but we haven’t gotten to the end of your story just yet.
You need a team of lawyers who will not only defend you against legal punishment but also defend your reputation. Sensitive but aggressive legal action can make a decisive difference in the cases.
As federal prostitution defense lawyers, we here at Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP understand what the defendants in these cases are going through. We’ll work hard to show them the compassion and consideration they deserve. Whether your case is an honest misunderstanding or simply a mistake, we’re here to help you.
Discretion, Privacy, and Confidentiality
As with all the cases we handle, your conversations with our attorneys are completely confidential. Our lawyers will treat you with nothing but professionalism and respect – we’re not here to judge anyone. We will do our very best to make you as comfortable as possible while fighting to ensure that you’re treated fairly by the courts and law enforcement.
With cases like these, a lot is at stake. Your good name matters not only to you but also to your family and friends (and perhaps even your employer). Indeed, the sting of a prostitution charge has jeopardized many defendants’ careers, including their job prospects for the future. We’re determined to keep that from happening.
We take your case as seriously as you do, and you can expect us to fight for you like family.
The Mann Act: When Prostitution Becomes a Federal Crime
Although prostitution and solicitations are typically handled at the state level, they are occasionally prosecuted as federal crimes.
In particular, cases that violate The Mann Act could fall under federal jurisdiction. The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport another person across state lines for the purpose of engaging in prostitution (or for any other “immoral purpose”).
If you suspect that The Mann Act might apply in your case – or if you believe that the police might suspect that you crossed state lines or intended to do so – it’s important that you talk with experienced federal prostitution defense lawyers. Not all attorneys are the same, and law firms that center on state criminal court might not have adequate experience in handling federal charges. Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP is active in both state and federal criminal court.
Speak with Our Federal Prostitution Defense Lawyers Today
With sensitive charges like these, we sometimes see defendants tempted to plead guilty, hoping to simply make the situation go away as quickly as possible.
That’s rarely the right approach, and you should not make any decisions about legal procedure without consulting experienced federal prostitution defense lawyers first.
Don’t give up. Get an aggressive, competent, and compassionate team of attorneys on your side instead.
The government might believe that it has the best intentions in these cases, but mistakes are common, and innocent people’s lives can be tarnished. Don’t let that happen to you.
Call Oberheiden & McMurrey, LLP at 1-888-356-4634 or fill out our online form for a free consultation today. There is no obligation when you contact our office, but time does matter in these cases, so please don’t delay.