Definition of Prostitution

The exchange of money for the performance of sexual acts is illegal in Michigan and called Prostitution. is the exchange of sexual acts for compensation. If you are facing prostitution charges in any West Michigan court, you are facing detrimental legal consequences, damage to your reputation and maybe a loss of employment. Because of these reasons, you need to call Shawn now at 616-438-6719 so he can help you fight your prostitution charge.  If you are facing a prostitution charge or solicitation of prostitution charge, you have legal defenses and options that can create for you a strong defense. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan knows how to help you create a strong defense.


A Person who is 16 years or older who gets caught in the act of prostitution will be looking at criminal charges. A first offense prostitution charge is a misdemeanor. The maximum jail time is 93 days and you also face  $500.00 fine.   A second offense is also a misdemeanor charge. The maximum penalty is one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.00 maximum penalty of one year in jail, a $1000 fine.  A third offense is a felony in Michigan. The maximum prison time is two years and the maximum fine is $2,000.00  and carries a maximum prison term of two years, a $2,000 fine.


A first-time offender for hiring prostitutes will face a misdemeanor charge. The penalty for this misdemeanor charge is 93 days in jail with a $500.00 fine.  If you are hit with a second offense, you will face a misdemeanor charge again. This charge allows a judge to give you up to one year in jail and a $1,000.00 fine. A third offense is a felony charge and that carries up to two years in prison and a $2,000.00 fine.


The crime of maintaining a prostitution house is a felony.  The maximum penalty a person can face is a carries a five-year prison sentence and fine of $2,500.

Transporting a person for prostitution, or if you compel a person to engage in this kind of criminal behavior, you are guilty of a felony crime. This felony carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. You could also face federal charges for human trafficking.

If you are facing any of the charges listed above, you need to call Shawn now at 616-438-6719. The call is free, will you be?

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