Being accused of procuring a person for prostitution using drugs or alcohol can be highly upsetting and embarrassing for you and your loved ones.
But with the help of our criminal law specialists, you can fight the charges and get on with your life as soon as possible.
Under section 91B of the Crimes Act, it is an offence to entice or procure a person for prostitution using drugs.
To be found guilty of this offence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you procured, enticed or led another person away for the purposes of prostitution, and that you did so using either drugs, alcohol, fraud, violence, threats or an abuse of authority.
You may still be charged with this offence if the acts, or some of the acts, take place outside of New South Wales.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years imprisonment.
While this is a heavy penalty, it is important to remember that it is the absolute maximum and will only apply in the most serious cases.
Our expert defence team can assist you in avoiding an onerous penalty or escaping a conviction altogether.
Section 91B of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Procuring Person by Drugs’ and reads as follows:
91B Procuring person by drugs etc
Whosoever by means of any fraud, violence, threat, or abuse of authority, or by the use of any drug or intoxicating liquor, procures, entices, or leads away any person for purposes of prostitution, either within or without New South Wales, shall, notwithstanding that some one or more of the various acts constituting the offence may have been committed outside New South Wales, be liable to imprisonment for ten years.
Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers®?
Being accused of enticing another person for prostitution can have a devastating impact on your career and social life – however, our expert criminal lawyers can give you the advice you need when it comes to avoiding these negative consequences.
As a firm that specialises in criminal law, our lawyers have a wealth of experience fighting serious criminal charges.
Our expert knowledge and understanding sets us apart from other ‘general’ law firms.
We can help you protect your innocence by carefully examining all the evidence in order to identify problems with the prosecution case, which, if raised at an early stage, may result in the charges being dropped – therefore sparing you the time and inconvenience of a defended hearing or criminal trial.
Where the matter proceeds to court, our lawyers will fight hard to secure a verdict of ‘not guilty’ by strategically presenting all favourable evidence and effectively examining all relevant witnesses.
We will also assist you by raising all possible defences to the charges in a compelling manner.
Unlike other law firms, we guarantee representation by our senior lawyers at all court dates.
Our senior defence team comprises criminal law specialists with years of experience fighting some of the most serious criminal matters.
These criminal law experts can also assist you in avoiding a harsh penalty should you wish to plead guilty to the charges by preparing sentencing submissions which emphasise the need for a lenient penalty.
Our hard work and dedication in these matters allows us to obtain outstanding results every time.
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