Prostitution ORC § 2907.22

Definition of Prostitution:
  • Engaging in sexual activity for hire
Overview:

While Former Ohio law forbade any promiscuous intercourse, today, there must be pay involved in order for the activity to be illegal. However, today’s law is more far-reaching in the sense that it forbids any sexual activity and not just intercourse. Notably, only a prostitute can be convicted under this Ohio Law and not a customer; however, a customer may be convicted of complicity. Recent efforts of the Ohio judicial system

Potential Penalties:

Prostitution is a misdemeanor of the third degree and is penalizable of up to 60 days in jail and a penalty of up to $500. Recent efforts of Ohio judges have been made to rehabilitate people convicted of prostitution instead of penalizing it.

At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of prostitution, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.