Last week the Kent Police Department notified 18 massage parlors within the city limits that they were being shut down. Although a lot, these are not all the massage parlors in Kent, Washington. The shut downs were the result of a month’s long investigation into these 18 massage establishments being fronts for prostitution. Some of the owners and/or their employees were charged with crimes in the wake of the shut downs. More arrests may follow.
Anyone convicted of patronizing a prostitute in Kent, Washington, often is required to attend a 10-week intervention program, can spend up to 90 days in jail, pay a fine of at least $2,500, and may well have to pay fees to get their vehicle back, if impounded. The consequences are harsh and this is because it is a crime that the government says adds to the problem of human trafficking.
When charged with a crime, whether it be for patronizing a prostitute or some other crime, it is a very smart idea to immediately hire a qualified Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney. The Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle Criminal Defense Lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested or charged for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether you are cited with an infraction or arrested and/or charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or a felony, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.