PROSTITUTION Its The World's Oldest Profession For A Reason

New York Patronizing A Prostitute Charges

Our experienced New York City criminal defense attorneys and Westchester criminal defense lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of cases in the New York, Westchester and Rockland courts involving prostitution. We know that being arrested for patronizing a prostitute is embarrassing and it is even difficult to contact a criminal defense attorney. Our New York criminal defense attorneys handle numerous calls which start out the same “I am so embarrassed, I made a big mistake, and I don’t know where to begin". Our lawyers have the experience to get you through this discretely.

Whether you were caught patronizing a prostitute on the street, were caught in a massage parlor or on an online sting through craigslist or, don’t worry your life is not over. Our criminal defense attorneys believe that prostitution should be legal and that you are a victim of a legal system that has no business being involved in people’s personal lives.

Our New York and Westchester criminal defense lawyers often get these charges reduced to non-criminal offenses with a small fine and no criminal record. Our attorneys have helped numerous professionals from avoiding license inquiries and know how to handle these cases so wives and girlfriends don’t find out. More often than not, with the help of our criminal defense attorneys, this will be only a bad memory with no permanent consequence on your life.

Our lawyers regularly handle cases in all of the New York City Courts including the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. We also handle cases in Westchester including the Criminal Courts in White Plains, Yonkers, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Rye, Port Chester, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Bronxville, Pelham, Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington and New Rochelle. We also handle criminal cases in Rockland including Nyack, Monsey, Spring Valley, Clarkstown and New City.


The intial arrest is the usually worst part of being arrested for a prostitution charge. Yes, you will have to go to Court to face the charge, but so long as the prostitute was not underage or a victim of human trafficking, the good news is we can normally get you through the criminal process, without jail, and often without a criminal record. You made a mistake and it does not have to ruin your life. Our criminal defense attorneys fight hard to make sure that our clients are treated fairly by the system.  Fortunately, most District Attorney's office, have programs that are meant to educate, such as presentations about the dangers of prostitution and sexual disease, often called "John's School", or programs where you take a confidential blood test to see if you contracted a sexual disease. These programs are meant to raise awareness of the risks of prostitution and unsafe sex practices in general. Our attorneys are regulars in the New York City and Westchester criminal courts and know the system. 


With the rise in popularity of services that provide girls and even party favors such as drugs, these operations resemble legitimate businesses, although they are still illegal. The appearance of a business like atmosphere can cause alot of professional men to let their gaurd down, and provide personal information and even pay with credit cards or checks. Unfortunately, sometimes the customers don't know it but these services are being watched so when there is an electronic payment, the authorities may know that you made a payment.

From time to time our New York criminal defense attorneys who handle prostitution cases, get a call from a white collar client, who was called by a detective. Our protitution defense lawyers recommend that you tell the detectives that you want a lawyer and that you refuse to answer any questions. The detectives may try to put you at ease by saying that you are not the target or they just want to talk or that it will be in your best interest to cooperate. None of this is true, if they are calling you to cooperate, they don't have enough evidence for a conviction and want you to supply the evidence. If the police are really after only the information, then they will have no problem with an attorney negotiating an immunity deal. So if you are contacted by the police or a detective, tell them  you want a lawyer and call our attorneys immediately. 

The criminal defense lawyers in our New York City office can be reached at (212) 858-0503. Our Westchester criminal defense lawyers can be reached in our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. 

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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