What is referred to as prostitution applies to the person who knowingly offered, performed or agreed to perform the acts in exchange for whatever valuable was offered. If you were the buyer involved, you may be charged with solicitation. If someone is under 18, they are exempt from prosecution for solicitation and prostitution.
It is also illegal to promote prostitution, and someone is guilty of this when they knowingly:
- Profit from prostitution
- Advance prostitution
- Arrange or offer situations that allow another to carry out prostitution
- Coerce someone to be a prostitute
Just like with other crimes, there are defenses that could apply to your case. We understand how the prosecution may approach your case, so we can use that knowledge to work on your defense.
The penalties for these crimes are dependent on what you are charged with and if there was a juvenile involved.
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When you have been charged with a sex crime, experience matters. A defense attorney who understands the laws in the state and how they apply to your case is crucial. Having an attorney who knows how the other side works is a bonus that can benefit your case. Email us or call 630-478-9924 to schedule a consultation to learn more.