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In Florida, it is illegal to participate in or solicit prostitution in any way. This means that if you assist someone in committing prostitution, or simply offer prostitution, you are guilty of a criminal offense. With such strict laws regarding prostitution, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side if you are ever charged with this crime.

DeFuniak Springs Prostitution Defense Attorney

Contact Adkinson Law Firm, LLC if you have been arrested for prostitution related charges in the Florida Panhandle, including the areas of South Walton, DeFuniak Springs, Noma, Pensacola, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, and the surrounding areas. The attorneys of Adkinson Law Firm, LLC have the knowledge and resources necessary to reduce your charges, or potentially have your case dropped altogether.

Call Clay Adkinson today at for a consultation on your allegations of prostitution case in Destin, and the surrounding areas. Your consultation is free and will provide you with the information and insight necessary to craft a strong defense.


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Prostitution in Florida

Florida law defines prostitution as giving or receiving the body for any form of sexual activity for hire, excluding sexual activity between spouses. Sexual activity is the oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by the sexual organ of another, vaginal penetration by object, or the fondling of the sexual organ of another for the purpose of masturbation.  

According to Fla. Stat. §796.07(2), it is unlawful to:

  • Offer to participate, or to participate in prostitution;
  • Solicit or entice anyone to participate in prostitution;
  • Direct/transport, or offer to direct/transport a person to any place with knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that the purpose of the directing/transporting is for prostitution;
  • Offer or agree to secure an individual for the purpose of prostitution;
  • Receive or agree to receive any person into a place, for the purpose of prostitution;
  • Enter or remain in a place for the purpose of prostitution;
  • Own, establish, or maintain any place for the purpose of prostitution; or
  • To assistant or participate in any of the actions mentioned above.

Penalties for Prostitution in Florida

If an individual commits any of the acts listed above, he or she is guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor if it is his or her first offense. A second-degree misdemeanor carries a jail sentence of up to 60 days, and/or a fine of up to $500.

A second offense is considered a first-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year behind bars, and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

All third or subsequent offenses are classified as third-degree felonies. If convicted of a third-degree felony, an individual can be imprisoned for up to five years, and/or be ordered to pay up a fine of up to $5,000.


Find a Prostitution Lawyer in Walton County, FL

If you were arrested for prostitution anywhere in the Florida Panhandle, you will want to make sure that you have legal counsel for help fighting the criminal charges. Adkinson Law Firm, LLC defends clients in such communities as Shalimar, Ebro, Milton, Century, Chipley, Cinco Bayou, Destin, and Freeport.

Clay Adkinson is a devoted DeFuniak Springs criminal defense attorney who will use a systematic approach to help you avoid the penalties associated with your alleged offense. Contact Adkinson Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation at or send an online message about your prostitution case.