Soliciting Prostitution

In NSW, procuring a Person for Prostitution is an offence. Prostitution is inclusive of activities between persons of different sexes or of the same sex, and includes:

Sexual intercourse as defined in section 61H of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), and masturbation committed by one person on another.

 

THE LAW

The offence of Procuring a Person for Prostitution is contained in section 91A of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states:

“Whosoever procures, entices or leads away any person (not being a prostitute), whether with that person’s consent or not for purposes of prostitution, either within or without New South Wales, shall, notwithstanding that someone or more of the various acts constituting the offence may have been committed outside New South Wales, be liable to imprisonment for seven years”.

 

MAXIMUM/POSSIBLE PENALTIES

Soliciting Prostitution can be punished with imprisonment of up to 2 years (if heard in the Local Court) or up to 7 years (if heard in the District Court).

Please note these penalties are reserved for the worst kind of offending and are unlikely to be what you would receive.

In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for a Soliciting Prostitution charge of:

  • Full-time Imprisonment;
  • An Intensive Corrections Order (ICO);
  • A Community Correction Order (CCO);
  • A Conditional Release Order (CRO).

 

THE FACTS THAT MUST BE PROVEN

To establish Soliciting Prostitution, the prosecution must prove the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • That you procured, enticed, or led away the victim; and
  • The victim was not a prostitute; and
  • That procurement was for the purposes of prostitution.

 

DEFENCES

Possible defences available for those charged with Soliciting Prostitution include:

  • If you were compelled to act in a certain way due to the circumstances, or the threats of another you may be able to argue “Duress”; or
  • If your actions were necessary to prevent a greater harm from occurring, you may have the defence of “Necessity”.
  • You did not do the act.
  • The person was a prostitute/sex worker.

 

CHOICES AT LAW OPTIONS

For using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® offers the following options:

1.     We initiate negotiation with prosecutors (police) (a term referred to as “plea negotiations”) and plead to withdrawal or downgrade of the charge or alternatively, seek amendments to the police fact sheets or documents.

2.     At the hearing/trial, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® shall if you so instruct Plead Not Guilty and drive the argument based on prosecution’s inability to prove the elements of their accusation.

3.     Alternatively, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® may plead guilty on your instructions however, the hearing shall revolve around the facts with an objective to obtain a moderate or minimum punishment.

4.     Lastly, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® on your instructions enter a plea of guilt where you accept all the charges pressed by the police, but we present a case so solid on your behalf, with an objective to persuade and convince the Court to not record a criminal conviction against you.

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WHY REP-REVIVE CRIMINAL & EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS®

There are several reasons to engage Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers®:

  •  We are always in your corner

At Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® we understand the gravity of a criminal charge on your reputation. Thus, we work with the utmost diligence and fervour to restore any dints to our client’s repute. We fight for your rights and liberty earnestly, and for the best results, irrespective of the intensity of the matter. All these factors have made us known in the industry as always being in our client’s corner. 

  •  We bring about excellent results

Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® is driven by positive outcomes and defend your case with skills which have been sharpened by years of experience. You will be dealing with lawyers who are proficient at their craft and will defend your case with rigour and an aim to have the matter withdrawn, downgraded, dismissed or the minimal penalty available at law imposed.

Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® are adept in all forms of advocacy and will present your case in the most skilful manner in Court. 

  • Your case will be in the hands of an experienced lawyer

Irrespective of your decision in deciding the course of the case, you will be supported and guided by Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® who have been in the provision of legal service for over 21 years. 

If you are caught up in this charge our team at Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® are best suited for representing your case.

Please contact our office on 0419 998 398 or 0492 857 721 or email info@rpr5.sydney for more information. The first consultation is free.

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