Both accepting money for sex and paying money for sex appear as offenses in the same ordinance, under the category of soliciting illicit acts in the Fort Oglethorpe legal code. In other words, soliciting a prostitute and engaging in prostitution are legally equivalent offenses and carry the same penalty.
If you face a prostitution-related charge at any level, avoid letting your apprehension deter you from seeking useful advice from a Fort Oglethorpe prostitution lawyer. Speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys for professional insight into your case.
Section 38-118 of the City Code of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia prohibits knowingly permitting a place under one’s control to be used for prostitution. It also proscribes offering or consenting to perform an illicit sexual act, including prostitution, in a public place. A conviction results in a penalty for loitering while committing an illicit sexual act and imposes a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to six months, confinement at labor for up to 30 days, or any combination of these.
Georgia law regarding prostitution, sexual trafficking, and affirmative defenses to sexual crimes appears in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §16-3-6, 16-5-36, and 16-6-10 through 13. Prostitution, a misdemeanor under Georgia law, occurs when someone 18 years of age or older performs, offers to perform, or consents to perform a sexual act in exchange for something of value. Someone in Fort Oglethorpe facing a charge under municipal or state law for prostitution could learn of potential approaches to defending their rights and possibly avoiding a conviction by speaking with a prostitution attorney.
The O.C.G.A. includes several affirmative defenses to sexual crimes such as prostitution. One defense is that the person charged was younger than 18 years of age when the alleged offense took place and was involved in a sexual crime as a result of being trafficked. Another is that the person charged was deceived or coerced into participating in a sex crime while being trafficked.
Under state law, sexual servitude involves sexually explicit acts brought about in a certain way or by a certain type of person in exchange for something of value. For example, when the person acts in response to coercion or has not yet reached the age of 18. Someone charged with prostitution as a result of being subjected to such trafficking in Fort Oglethorpe should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Along with the municipal ordinances in Fort Oglethorpe that prohibit prostitution, soliciting a prostitute, and keeping a place of prostitution, Georgia law contains a range of misdemeanors and felonies related to prostitution and sexual servitude.
If you face a prostitution-related charge and could use some instruction as to how to achieve a positive outcome in your case, finding such advice need not be difficult or time-consuming. Contact a Fort Oglethorpe prostitution lawyer to help you construct a strong defense.