What You Should Know About Your Seattle, WA Patronizing a Prostitute Charge

What You Should Know About Your Seattle, WA Patronizing a Prostitute Charge

If you have been charged with patronizing a prostitute in Seattle or elsewhere in Washington State, you should contact an experienced Seattle Patronizing a Prostitute Defense Attorney as soon as possible.

Under the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC), you can be charged with patronizing a prostitute if: (1) pursuant to a prior understanding, you pay a fee to another person as compensation for that person or a third person having engaged in sexual conduct with yourself, (2) you pay or agree to pay a fee to another person pursuant to an understanding that in return the person will engage in sexual conduct with yourself, or (3) you solicit or request another person to engage in sexual conduct with yourself for a fee. SMC 12A.10.040.

A Seattle patronizing a prostitute charge is a misdemeanor. If convicted, you face up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine plus numerous mandatory fees. You will have to submit a biological sample for DNA identification and pay a $100 fee for the sample collection. The court is required by law to order you to stay out of the geographic location where you were arrested which can be a major burden. Additionally, any Seattle patronizing a prostitute conviction will often need to be disclosed on job and tenancy applications. This can affect your ability to obtain employment and housing. Clearly it is important to have an experienced Seattle Patronizing a Prostitute Defense Attorney on your side to have the best chance at avoiding a Seattle patronizing a prostitute conviction.

I, Seattle Patronizing a Prostitute Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear, have over a decade of experience defending these charges. I have the experience necessary to aggressively advocate on your behalf and I am well aware of the numerous defenses and strategies to get your best resolution. Many of my clients have been able to avoid conviction altogether.

Contact Seattle Patronizing a Prostitute Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear today for your free consultation. I am here to help.