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Prostitution Fairfax Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-346 Sexual Act

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In Virginia, prostitution is a criminal offense under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-346 and is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor

Below is a sample case of prostitution in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-346,

“A. Any person who, for money or its equivalent, (i) commits adultery, fornication, or any act in violation of § 18.2-361 or (ii) offers to commit adultery, fornication, or any act in violation of § 18.2-361 and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof is guilty of prostitution, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. Any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts as enumerated in subsection A and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof is guilty of solicitation of prostitution, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.  However, any person who solicits prostitution from a minor (i) 16 years of age or older is guilty of a Class 6 felony or (ii) younger than 16 years of age is guilty of a Class 5 felony.”

For a lot of our clients, prostitution can result in the loss of their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Prostitution Fairfax Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-346 Sexual Act
Prostitution Fairfax Virginia Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-346 Sexual Act

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Ramp v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted of solicitation of prostitution in violation of Code § 18.2-346 in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County.  On appeal, the defendant contends that the evidence presented by the Commonwealth was insufficient to support his conviction. Specifically he argues that his statements and offer of forty dollars to an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute were insufficient to establish that he was soliciting.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Code § 18.2-346(B) states that “any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in sexual act as enumerated and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof shall be guilty of solicitation of prostitution and shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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Fairfax Court House Detail:

Fairfax Circuit Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County General District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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