New York Penal Law § 230.00. Prostitution, Class B Misdemeanor
A person is guilty of prostitution when such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.
Article 230 of the Penal Law makes prostitution a low-level misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of six months in the county jail. Most of the Article, however, outlaws the activities that promote prostitution, and those crimes are treated much more seriously. They also tend to be prosecuted more aggressively. In certain cases, patronizing a prostitute can be charged as a Class D felony punishable by a prison term.
If you have been charged with prostitution, promoting prostitution, or patronizing a prostitute, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you minimize the consequences and avoid a conviction.
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