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 the crime.
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 representation from a criminal defense attorney. Our Virginia Beach sex crime lawyer is qualified to evaluate and prosecute your case.
Call (757) 517-2942 or contact us online for your consultation with an attorney. 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.
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