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Morgantown Prostitution Lawyer 

Experienced Representation Against Prostitution Charges in West Virginia 

At The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that facing prostitution charges can be a distressing and overwhelming experience. Our dedicated and skilled attorneys are here to provide aggressive and effective legal representation if you are entangled in a prostitution case in West Virginia. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the law and a commitment to protecting your rights, we are your trusted advocates in times of legal need.

Call The Moore Law Firm, PLLC today at (304) 521-2451 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our prostitution attorney in Morgantown!

What is Prostitution?

Prostitution is exchanging sexual services for money or other forms of compensation. In Morgantown and West Virginia, engaging in or soliciting sexual activity for a fee is considered illegal. The statutes pertaining to prostitution are complex, and navigating them requires a thorough understanding of the legal landscape. Our experienced prostitution defense lawyers at The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to analyze the details of your case and craft a tailored defense strategy.

What are the Penalties for Prostitution in West Virginia?

Being convicted of prostitution in West Virginia can lead to severe legal consequences that can impact your life. Penalties vary based on prior convictions, minors' involvement, and the case's specific circumstances. Generally, prostitution-related offenses may result in:

  • Criminal Record: A prostitution conviction can tarnish your criminal record, making it difficult to secure employment, housing, or other opportunities in the future.
  • Fines: Prostitution charges often come with hefty fines that can strain your finances.
  • Jail Time: Depending on the severity of the offense, individuals found guilty of prostitution may face incarceration, which can disrupt personal and professional aspects of their lives.
  • Probation: Courts may impose probation terms, requiring you to adhere to certain conditions and restrictions while monitored by law enforcement.
  • Sex Offender Registry: In cases involving minors or other aggravating factors, you may be required to register as a sex offender, subjecting you to additional legal obligations and social stigma.

Defenses Against Prostitution Charges

Our skilled prostitution defense attorneys are dedicated to building a robust defense tailored to the unique aspects of your case. We will thoroughly analyze the evidence, interview witnesses, and explore all available legal avenues to protect your rights and interests. Some common defenses against prostitution charges include:

  • Lack of Evidence: Prosecutors bear the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We will challenge any weak or insufficient evidence presented against you.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement officers coerced or induced you into committing a crime you wouldn't have otherwise committed, we can argue entrapment as a defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: We will investigate whether you were wrongly identified or if there is reasonable doubt regarding your involvement in the alleged offense.
  • Violation of Rights: If your constitutional rights were violated during the investigation or arrest process, we will work to exclude any unlawfully obtained evidence from the case.
  • Negotiation: In some cases, we may negotiate with the prosecution to have the charges reduced or dismissed, depending on the specifics of your situation.

Contact Our Morgantown Prostitution Attorney Today

When you face prostitution charges in West Virginia, The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, is here to provide you with the steadfast legal representation you deserve. Our team of experienced prostitution defense attorneys will stand by your side, tirelessly advocating for your rights and working to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We understand the complexities of prostitution laws and are dedicated to employing a strategic and tailored approach to your defense. Your future is important, and we are committed to protecting it.

Contact The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, today to schedule a consultation with our prostitution lawyer in Morgantown! 

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Case Results

A Reputation for Success throughout West Virginia
  • Dismissal

    Heavily covered by the media, a student was charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault. Attorney Jared T. Moore aggressively attacked the State’s case with voluminous pre-trial and suppression motions. The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

  • Acquittal

    In a case that drew statewide attention, a gentleman was indicted for felony charges of Threatening to Commit a Terroristic Act and Conveying False Information of a Terroristic Act. Following a three-day trial, and destructive cross examinations of the prosecution’s key witnesses, the jury acquitted the gentleman on all charges.

  • Dismissal

    Despite overwhelming evidence – including a full confession – Jared T. Moore got a substantial part of the State’s evidence thrown out at a suppression hearing based upon an illegal traffic stop. The prosecutor dismissed the felony offense of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Marijuana).

  • Favorable Plea

    Former office worker was indicted for embezzling over $90,000.00 from a local business. After filing a surprise suppression motion, Jared T. Moore’s plea negotiations with the prosecutor resulted in a deferred plea to a misdemeanor.

  • Dismissal

    Client was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver after drugs, a large amount of cash, cells phone, and digital scales were seized during a traffic stop. Jared T. Moore filed a suppression motion that raised a novel issue of law under the Fourth Amendment. The prosecutor agreed with Jared’s analysis and dismissed the felony.