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Beaverton Prostitution Lawyer

Prostitution is not a victimless crime, paying for sex is a criminal act in Washington County, where a prostitution related conviction can result in a criminal record, personal and public humiliation, loss of employment, high fines, and in many cases jail time. Even a less serious Class A Misdemeanor prostitution offense can completely destroy a person’s life and personal credibility. If you or someone you know has has been charged with a prostitution related crime, it is extremely important that you speak with experienced prostitution lawyer Rhett Bernstein immediately.

Criminal lawyer Rhett Bernstein has defended all parties related to the crime of prostitution sphere, including "johns," sex workers and pimps. Our Beaverton criminal defense team practices in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties throughout Oregon. Skilled at discreetly resolving these sensitive cases and prepared to fight prostitution charges in court when necessary.

The Criminal Defense law firm of Rhett Bernstein employs former prosecutors, former law enforcement officers, and former forensic experts. Rhett Bernstein defends clients throughout the state of Oregon, including Clackamas County, Multnomah County and the following cities in Washington County:

Experienced Defense for Prostitution-Related Crimes

Criminal defense attorney Rhett Bernstein has a wide range of experience in sex crime defense, including serious prostitution-related offenses that may be charged as felonies. Contact us immediately if you have been arrested for and of the following prostitution-related crimes in Beaverton:

Definitions and Penalties

Click on each crime to view the relevant information.

Engaging in, offering or agreeing to engage in, sexual conduct or sexual contact in return for a fee.

  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Up to 1 year in jail and $6,250 in fines.

Paying, offering to pay, or agreeing to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact.

  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Up to 1 year in jail and $6,250 in fines.

Knowingly promoting prostitution by owning, controlling, managing, supervising, or maintaining a prostitution location or business; causing someone to engage in prostitution or stay in a place of prostitution; or engaging in activity that helps a prostitution based business.

Similar to misdemeanor prostitution, you can be charged with promoting prostitution if money or property was received for a sexual act, even if the act itself did not occur.

  • Class C Felony
  • Up to 5 years in prison and $125,000 in fines.

Attempting or knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means, or to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means, another person, while knowing the other person will be subjected to involuntary servitude.

  • Class B Felony
  • Up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

Paying, offering to pay, or agreeing to pay a fee to engage in sexual intercourse or contact with a minor.

  • First offense:
    • Class C Felony
    • Up to 5 years in prison and $125,000 in fines.
  • Repeat offense:
    • Measure 11
    • 5 years 10 months mandatory minimum sentence.

Buying, selling, bartering, trading, or offering to buy or sell the legal or physical custody of a person under the age of 18 years.

  • Class B Felony
  • Up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

Employing, authorizing, permitting, compelling or inducing a child to participate or engage in sexually explicit conduct for any person to observe or to record in a visual recording.

  • Measure 11
  • 5 years 10 months mandatory minimum sentence.

Knowingly using force or intimidation to compel another to engage in prostitution or attempted prostitution; inducing or causing a person under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution; aiding or facilitating the commission of prostitution or attempted prostitution by a person under the age of 18 years; or inducing or causes the spouse, child or stepchild of the person to engage in prostitution.

If any force or intimidation was used to compel another person to engage in prostitution, you can be charged with compelling prostitution.

  • First offense:
    • Class B Felony
    • Up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
  • Repeat offense:
    • Measure 11
    • 5 years 10 months mandatory minimum sentence.

Prostitution Related-Crimes Have Lasting Consequences

Hiring the services of a prostitute (whether or not any sex takes place) is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fines and sometimes jail time. But the social stigma and collateral impact can be more severe than the criminal penalties. If you are concerned that your spouse or family will find out, your employer will discipline you, or your arrest will make headlines, we can intervene swiftly. There may be opportunities to dismiss the charges or plead to a lesser (non-prostitution) offense. In some jurisdictions, it is possible to have a prostitution offense dismissed after completing treatment.

In all criminal cases, Rhett Bernstein looks toward the possibility of a trial while exploring all other options for your defense. Though Rhett Bernstein is experienced with prostitution-related cases going to trial, he understands the stigma and embarrassment a trial can cause. Rhett Bernstein will work with you to get the best result for your case.

If you were arrested on prostitution charges, Rhett Bernstein provides the knowledge and skills needed to minimize the impact. Contact us today for a free consultation with our Beaverton criminal defense attorney Rhett Bernstein.

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Legal Disclaimer: Nothing on this site shall be taken as legal advice. For advice on a legal matter, contact attorney Rhett Bernstein immediately for a free, confidential, no obligation consultation.

Criminal Defense attorney Rhett Bernstein is available to practice criminal law anywhere throughout the state of Oregon, including: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties; as well as most municipal courts throughout the Portland Metro area.