If you are a service member and have been accused of pandering, it is important to understand what is included in this charge, and the possible consequences. Working with a military defense attorney is vital as you fight back to regain your good name.
What is Pandering?
According to Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), pandering can include procuring, enticing or inducing an act of prostitution. However, the prosecution must prove a certain number of elements before the accused can be convicted of this crime. These elements include:
- The accused procured, enticed or induced another person to participate in sexual intercourse for hire.
- The act must not have had legal justification or excuse.
- The act was prejudicial or discrediting to the discipline and good order of the armed forces.
Possible Consequences of a Pandering Conviction
If convicted of pandering, you could face potentially serious consequences such as demotion to E-1 rank, up to five years in prison, dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.
How We Can Help
If you have been charged with pandering while serving in the armed forces, the time to act is now. Attorney Garrison Wood is highly trained in criminal defense and specializes in military law. We know how to fight back against these charges. Schedule a free consultation today so we can discuss your options.
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