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NJ Prostitution Laws

We have gathered the following New Jersey prostitution laws and statutes for you.  These laws define common terms related to the acts of engaging in or promoting prostitution, as well as the grading of each offense.  The statutes provided below are meant only to serve as general information.  If you have been charged with an offense governed by one of the following statutes, please contact Villani & DeLuca, P.C. at (732) 709-7757 for a free consultation.

Prostitution Laws in NJ:

  • 2C:34-1.  Prostitution. – Prostitution is the offering of sexual services, or accepting an offer of sexual services in exchange for something of economic value.  Offenses under this act include promoting prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution, or transporting individuals for the purpose of prostitution.  A prostitution offense is a disorderly persons or criminal offense, depending on the circumstances.
  • 2C:34-1.1.  Loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. – Loitering for the purpose of prostitution refers to wandering, remaining or prowling in a public place with the intent of engaging in prostitution.  Certain conduct, such as repeatedly stopping pedestrians and motorists in a public place, may be seen as manifesting a purpose to engage in prostitution or promote prostitution. 

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