Prostitution and Solicitation Attorney
Buying or Selling Sex
In nearly all states, the act of buying or selling sex is a crime. As with any criminal charge, this crime can negatively impact your familiar relationships, career, future job prospects and more, for a seemingly innocent or non harmful act. It is in your best interests to seek the aid of a tough criminal defense attorney to defend any prostitution charges against you in Colorado.
What Does Prostitution Cover?
Several statutes depict the crimes associated with prostitution in Colorado. The State of Colorado defines prostitution as agreeing to perform or offering any sex act in exchange for money with any person who is not his or her spouse. The act of prostitution and the act of soliciting a prostitute are considered two separate crimes by the State. Per the Colorado Revised Statutes, sexual conduct includes vaginal, oral, anal sex, and masturbation.
The act of “patronizing a prostitute” in Colorado is defined as “having sex or sexual contact with a prostitute who is not your spouse”, or “entering a place of prostitution with the intent to use the services of a prostitute.” What this means is that you can be charged for a criminal offense even before any sex act occurs. Patronizing a prostitute is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, eliciting 6-18 months in jail and a fine of $500 to $5,000.
Solicitation of a prostitute is the act of seeking someone out for prostitution. According to CRS 18.7.202, if you solicit another for prostitution, arrange meetings for prostitution, or direct another to a place of prostitution you can face charges. This is a Class 3 Misdemeanor crime for which you may pay a fine of up to $5,000. Solicitation of a child for prostitution is a Class 3 Felony offense with extremely harsh consequences, namely the possibility of 4-12 years in a state prison and a fine of up to $750,000.
Pimping is also an illegal act defined as “knowingly being supported by the earnings of another’s prostitution, whether an adult or child.” It is a Class 3 Felony offense.
A Complex Case
Prostitution and solicitation charges can lead to a complex criminal case. Your best chance of a positive outcome is to hire an aggressive prostitution defense attorney in Colorado. Miller Leonard, PC specializes in Colorado criminal defense. Attorney Miller Leonard has 17 years of experience fighting for the rights of criminally accused persons. Call 720-613-8783 for a free consultation.