Prostitution & Pandering

Prostitution, pimping, and pandering are misdemeanor crimes in Georgia punishable by arrest, jail time, fines, and in some cases a requirement to register as a sex offender.

Prostitution, under § 16-6-9, 16-6-10, refers to actually performing, offering or agreeing to perform any sexual act for anything of value.

It is also a crime in Georgia to have or manage a place of prostitution, or otherwise allow or facilitate your property for the purpose of prostitution.


Pandering, under § 16-6-12, 16-6-13, 16-6-14, refers to the act of soliciting a prostitute, or any individual, offering to provide something of value in return for providing or performing a sexual act.


Pimping, under OCGA § 16-6-11, 16-6-13, refers to the acts of soliciting a person to be a prostitute, engage the services of a prostitute, or otherwise facilitate prostitution.

Sex Offender Registry

Prostitution-related crimes may require a person to register as a sex offender in Georgia. If so instructed by the court, failure to do so is a felony punished by anywhere from one to decades of incarceration.

Any sex crimes involving minors will be harshly prosecuted under other laws related to exploitation of a minor. Explore our website to learn more about child sex crime laws in Georgia.

Public Order Crimes Lawyer in Cherokee County GA

If you need help with public order charges in Georgia you need to consult with a sex crimes lawyer as soon as possible. Any criminal charges can be devastating to your freedom, personal relationships, and ability to have a normal life. Contact a Cherokee County criminal defense lawyer with call to 770-956-1400.