Deriving Support from Earnings of a Prostitute

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272, Section 7 defines the crime of Deriving Support from Earnings of a Prostitute as one who lives or derives support or maintenance, in whole or in part, from the earnings or proceeds of prostitution.

The crime of Deriving Support from Earnings of a Prostitute is punishable by a State Prison sentence of not less than 2 years, and up to 5 years, as well as a fine of $5,000.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Deriving Support from Earning of a Prostitute, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That a particular person was engaged in prostitution, in other words, that the person was engaged in common, indiscriminate sexual activity for hire;
  2. That the defendant knew that such person was a prostitute; and
  3. That the defendant shared in some way in the earnings or proceeds from that person's prostitution.
If you have been charged with the crime of Deriving Support from Earnings of a Prostitute or any other Sex Crime, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer such as Lefteris K. Travayiakis.

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