Recent events in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery highlight the importance of strong criminal defense. In all three cases, the police busted what they claim are prostitution rings and arrested several people. In fact, the police arrested 17 people in Tuscaloosa and 10 in Montgomery. Reports state that undercover police contacted the defendants via the internet or simply met them on the streets.
Currently, the crime of engaging in prostitution is a misdemeanor in Alabama, meaning that the punishment for such a crime is less than one year. However, there is a push within the Alabama legislature to increase the punishment to a felony so those convicted would face serious jail time. As such, it is crucial to have the proper defense when facing such a crime.