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PATRONIZING A PROSTITUTE

You should know that you have rights when it comes to any criminal case and cases involving patronizing a prostitute are no different. Quite often,
these cases involve an undercover police officer posing as a sex worker.

What you may not about these type of cases is critical. First, if the person you’re alleged to have patronized was under a certain age at the time of the offense, a conviction to that charge or an attempt to commit that charge may require that the offender register as a sex offender under the SORA “Sex Offender Registry Act.” And that registration is for life. Second, the age of the person you’re alleged to have patronized will dictate the severity of the charge. If the person is less than fifteen years old at the time of the offense, the charge will be a felony instead of a misdemeanor. Naturally, a felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. If the person allegedly patronized was less than thirteen years of age, the degree of felony becomes more serious. Third, you should know that a person may be found guilty of this crime whether sexual contact occurs or not. The law is very clear that you may be found guilty if you pay OR agree to pay a fee to another person pursuant to an understanding that in return therefor, such person or a third person will engage in sexual conduct with him or her.

When speaking with any lawyer, make sure that the person is knowledgeable and handles the type of matter with which you’re charged. This can make a world of difference. Also, while price may be a relevant factor to most people, it shouldn’t be the most important factor in deciding to which attorney to entrust your life and reputation. You should seek counsel that is responsive to your needs and is knowledgeable about your case and how to defend it. It can make ALL of the difference in your life.

Stay tuned for the next article and if we may be of assistance to you and your legal needs, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., at 516-385-2940, 631-861-0000, 516-861-0000 or online at www.vigliottilaw.com. We handle all types of criminal matters on Long Island (both in Nassau & Suffolk Counties) as well as New York City, we handle DWI, DUI and all vehicle and traffic matters, DOT and Trucking violations as well. We have convenient office locations in Garden City, Smithtown, Riverhead and the Hamptons. Come visit our new office in Southampton.

And remember that this article is not intended as legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, you may contact my office and I will speak to you directly about your particular legal situation.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONTINUED

You should know that you have rights when it comes to any criminal case and Domestic Violence cases are no different. Quite often, through artful and expertly delivered cross-examination, an attorney can expose the lies of a complaining witness. Just because you’ve been charged with a crime does not mean you’re guilty and it certainly does not mean that you should plead guilty.

When speaking with any lawyer, make sure that the person is knowledgeable and handles the type of matter with which you’re charged. This can make a world of difference. Also, while price may be a relevant factor to most people, it shouldn’t be the most important factor in deciding to which attorney to entrust your life and reputation. You should seek counsel that is responsive to your needs and is knowledgeable about your case and how to defend it. It can make ALL of the difference in your life.

Stay tuned for the next article and if we may be of assistance to you and your legal needs, feel free to contact the Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., at 516-385-2940, 631-861-0000, 516-861-0000 or online at www.vigliottilaw.com. We handle all types of criminal matters on Long Island (both in Nassau & Suffolk Counties) as well as New York City, we handle DWI, DUI and all vehicle and traffic matters, DOT and Trucking violations as well. We have convenient office locations in Garden City, Smithtown, Riverhead and the Hamptons. Come visit our new office in Southampton.

And remember that this article is not intended as legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, you may contact my office and I will speak to you directly about your particular legal situation.
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