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Prostitution occurs when a person pays money in exchange for sexual acts. However, money is not always the only payments used for prostitution. Jewelry, clothing, cars, or other items that hold market value have been used to barter with. Generally a term used for women who sell sexual favors for money, prostitute is just one of many words used. Other names include hooker, streetwalker, business girl, call girl, escort, commercial sex worker, lot lizard, and sex trade worker. To learn more about this topic, take a look at the questions below that have been answered by Experts.

What does attempted prostitution and loitering for the purpose of prostitution mean? How can the police prove this?

Prostitution is the act of providing sexual acts in exchange for money. In order to prove attempted prostitution, a person would have to offer money but the sexual act didn't take place.

Loitering is the act of standing or lingering at a public place for no reason. Therefore, loitering for the purpose of prostitution means that a person is standing in a public area with the intentions of prostitution. If the person in question is an alleged prostitute, it might be possible for the prosecution to use prior convictions to justify intent.

My niece has a charge of prostitution going back 15 years in Jacksonville, Fl. Duval County. If we hire an attorney could we have this taken off her record?

At this time, your niece is eligible to have the prostitution charge expunged from her record. She will have to file a petition to have the record expunged. This will require that your niece have her fingerprints taken and have a complete background check ran by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Once this is done and your niece's expungement is allowed, her records will be destroyed and she will be able to say that she no arrests or convictions. There is however one copy held within the FDLE and is only used for certain reasons. The past record would be disclosed if your niece were to apply to the Florida Bar or apply for a job that dealt directly with children, such as a daycare, school teacher etc. You can expect the cost of $1,000- $1,500 for the cost of the expungement and attorney fees. This may take months to complete due to the slow process within the FDLE.

What is the penalty for solicitation of prostitution in Oregon for first offense? What does a ticket mean?

According to Oregon law, the solicitation of a prostitute is a Class A Misdemeanor. While the first offense means that the individual hasn't been charged with solicitation of prostitution in the past, he/she may also look at other past crimes of the defendant when sentencing. The punishment for a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon is a $6,250 fine and up to 1 year in jail. If you have a clean record, you will probably only have to pay up to $200.

As for the ticket, this means the officer can choose to write you a ticket and mail you the date of the hearing at a later date instead of taking you to jail. You are still being charged for the same offense but you won't be in jail overnight and you will be able to go to court on your own.

Is the watching of nude women on these online cam to cam websites and text messaging them online considered prostitution?

Many states have a variance when dealing with the legal term of prostitution, however one resounding similarity in the laws are that there has to be physical contact of a sexual nature for it to be considered prostitution. This means that watching nude women online and chatting with them would not constitute prostitution.

While being one of the oldest professions in history, prostitution is still a crime in the US with the exception of Nevada where it is legal. Being arrested for prostitution or solicitation of prostitution can not only be expensive but also damaging to a career or reputation. Not to mention the damage done to your record. If you are facing charges regarding prostitution or just have questions, you should ask an Expert.
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