Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6):

A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial disposition other than acquittal or dismissal. Of the proceeds from each penalty assessed under this subsection, the first $500 shall be paid to the circuit court administrator for the sole purpose of paying the administrative costs of treatment-based drug court programs provided under s. 397.334. The remainder of the penalty assessed shall be deposited in the Operations and Maintenance Trust Fund of the Department of Children and Family Services for the sole purpose of funding safe houses and short-term safe houses as provided in s. 409.1678. (emphasis added).

This is a substantial increase from the prior fine amount, which was $500.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.

 

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