Minneapolis & St. Paul Pandering Lawyer
Prostitution is a crime in all states but Nevada and there is certain conduct related to it that is treated much more seriously than prostitution itself. Pandering, also called pandering, is the act of promoting prostitution. This is a crime that is usually classified as a felony and it can occur at the state or federal level.
If you have been accused of pandering, it is important to speak to your Minneapolis criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will get to the bottom of the matter in order to reveal the facts. These facts and the law can be used to work in your favor.
Skilled Defense Against Pandering Charges
Pimping usually involves of directly or indirectly receiving the earnings of a prostitute. It also covers the act of soliciting for a prostitute. The pandering aspect of it involves procuring a person to be used as a prostitute. This is why pimping and the act of pandering go hand-in-hand and why the terms can be used interchangeably. A panderer can encourage or force a person to engage in prostitution and will usually threaten them so that they continue the illegal profession.
When pandering does not occur is when someone accidentally causes someone to engage in prostitution. In order for a person to actually be guilty for pandering, they have to knowingly cause a person to engage in sex for money. Nonetheless, a person can be charged with pandering even if they simply attempted to persuade a person to engage in prostitution.
Pandering does occur when a panderer contacts a prostitute and asks him or her to engage in prostitution in exchange for money. Even if the panderer doesn’t receive compensation for the efforts, the exchange of money is not the only criteria for conviction.
Experience With All Types Of Pandering Charges
There are other third-party prostitution crimes that can occur that are related to pimping and pandering. They can include:
- Owning or managing a prostitution business
- Owning or leasing a home used for prostitution
- Placing a location under the control of another person that is used for prostitution
- Directing a prostitute to a place to commit prostitution
If a person transports another across state lines or across the border for the purpose of prostitution, they will be charged at the federal level. This means the consequences can be much harsher. Your St. Paul criminal defense lawyer has experience at the federal level and will be able to effectively defend you at both the state and federal levels.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney
Pandering, or the promotion of prostitution, is a very serious offense. If you have been accused of pandering, whether there is merit to the accusation or not, having an experienced attorney by your side can result in a much better result in your case. You have rights and there are options available to you. Your attorney will communicate this information to you so you can make informed decisions in your case and put the matter behind you as soon as possible. To learn more, call the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC at 612-332-3100 for a free consultation.