I was recently arrested at a underground whorehouse and was ID as the person running the place (the only male figure). I had nothing to do with this establishment (I do not even go to the area in general). I did help the girl translated, but the conversation was short and it had nothing to do with service or price or anything. I even told the undercover that I had nothing to do with the establishment and I was still charged with promoting prostitution. What should I do in this situation? I have very clean records, never arrested and it was actually my first time been to any place like that. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
Get yourself an attorney who will fight the case for you. There are many unanswered questions from your post. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately for proper representation.
Hire a lawyer NOW. Do not discuss the facts of your case on an open chat line. Discuss only with you lawyer. These are criminal charges and, if convicted, you will have a criminal record forever..
Helping translate for prostitutes in a brothel type setting can subject you to full criminal responsibility under NY States acting in concert laws of accomplice liability. You should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP and avoid posting specific facts (and admissions) on a public site that is not confidential or privileged.
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