Florida Massage License Laws

Orlando Attorney

You may just have been doing your job at a massage parlor when the police came in and made arrests. As a result, you may be facing charges related to giving massages without a license or prostitution. Do not sit by and do nothing about your criminal charges. Our seasoned team of criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm can help. We often represent clients facing massage parlor-related charges throughout central Florida.

When your future is on the line, you want to be represented by an attorney who understands exactly what you are up against. We understand the opposition. Bill Umansky and Zahra Umansky are former prosecutors and advisers to law enforcement agencies on how to conduct these undercover operations and our team as a whole has over 100 years of combined legal experience. At our law firm, we truly understand how these cases are built by our opponents and how to take them apart. Bring your case to us and allow us to fight for you.

Massage Without A License And Sex Crime Charges

Law enforcement agencies in Orlando and throughout Central Florida frequently conduct sting operations on massage parlors. They conduct these stings hoping to find evidence that the massage parlor is a front for prostitution. When they find out that the massage parlor is a legitimate business and there is no evidence of prostitution, they often look for other charges that they can file against the business and its employees. One charge that frequently comes out of these sting operations is massage without a license.

Massage without a license is not a sex crime. However, it may be charged in conjunction with sex crime charges such as prostitution, and the stigma that comes with this charge may be much greater than the typical misdemeanor. We are committed to working hard to keep your record clean, whether you have been charged only with massage without a license or you are facing other criminal charges as a result of the sting operation as well.

Massage Parlor Sting Operations and Entrapment?

If you have been charged with massage without a license in Orlando, you are facing a criminal charge that can have serious repercussions. If you’re observed conducting a massage and fail to produce a license, you may be arrested for a felony under Florida Statute § 456.065(2)(d). Through the implementation of proven-effective defense strategies, we can have charges lessened to a first-degree misdemeanor, However, if you are an immigrant, it could impact your status. Our firm is here to protect your rights.

Entrapment occurs when police officers, such as those posing as customers in massage parlors, induce a person to commit a crime that the person was unlikely to commit otherwise. This can play a key role in successfully defending against criminal charges stemming from massage parlor sting operation cases.

Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of the case, examine the evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case against you and work hard to find the weaknesses. If you have been arrested for prostitution or massage without a license, our attorneys will pursue all avenues for a strong defense, including filing entrapment motions if applicable.

Charged With a Massage Parlor Related Offense?

If you are facing criminal charges arising from a massage parlor sting operation, schedule a free case review with an Orlando sex crime attorney at The Umansky Law Firm. As former prosecutors on the state and local level, we are aware of the tactics used by the state to get a conviction. We’ve even been rated the Top Criminal Lawter by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine. Allow us to implement our knowledge to your benefit. Call us today at 407-228-3838.

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