Legal Assistance for Solicitation & Prostitution Charges
Our Virginia Beach Sex Crimes Attorney Can Help You Seek Justice
Solicitation occurs when a person agrees to exchange money for services
of a sexual nature. The agreement does not need to be explicit, meaning
a person’s actions can be enough to establish that an agreement
was made. Solicitation charges can be changed if any of the parties involved
are minors or have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
These enhanced charges are sometimes treated as felonies.
What Constitutes “Agreement?”
Agreement occurs the moment you pay for sex and take action to follow through
on the deal. Solicitation means you have encouraged someone to commit
a crime. Whether or not the crime is ever actually committed does not
necessarily matter. Any act demonstrating your willingness to go through
with the agreement can be seen as confirmation of solicitation. This includes
ATM cash withdrawals and taking a prostitute to a motel.
The criteria for agreement also applies if you are arrested for solicitation
or prostitution by an undercover officer. Police can typically offer sex
to a suspect if they are working on a prostitution case. A situation like
this is not considered entrapment, as long as you show the desire to commit
Consequences of Solicitation & Prostitution
Although penalties vary in each state, you can possibly face:
- Misdemeanor or Felony Charges
- Mandatory AIDS Education Course & AIDS Test
- Expensive Fines & Court Fees
- Community Service
Possible Defenses for Solicitation or Prostitution Charges
The prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that solicitation
or prostitution occurred. Without evidence like witnesses or video recordings,
you have a better chance of having your charges dismissed. Evidence can
also be seen as too vague or ambiguous by a jury. Sometimes, an agreement
made between two people can be misleading. A person’s intentions
can easily be misread, resulting in an individual unknowingly having sex
with a prostitute.
Speak with Our Virginia Beach Attorneys Today
Solicitation and prostitution charges can significantly impact your reputation.
If you’ve been charged with these crimes, you should immediately
seek legal guidance. Our Virginia Beach
sex crimes lawyer is qualified to evaluate and prosecute your case. At The Law Offices
of Daniel J Miller, we know how to build a strong defense and we are prepared
to fight for your rights.
Call (757) 517-2942, or contact our Virginia Beach criminal lawyer for your