Facing Prostitution Or Solicitation Charges in Colorado?
Our Criminal Defense Lawyer in Colorado Springs Advocates For You
There can be differences in the definition of prostitution from city to city and state to state. Essentially, though, if a person offers, performs or agrees to perform a sexual act with any person not his spouse, in exchange for money or other valuable, this is considered prostitution. The Colorado Revised Statute §18-7-201 outlines what actions constitute a sexual act. According to this section of the law, the sexual act itself does not even have to be performed in order for a person to be charged with prostitution.
Another charge that usually goes hand in hand with prostitution is solicitation. Solicitation involves asking or directing another to commit an act of prosecution, and is punishable by fines and/or jail time. You do not want to try and deal with prostitution or solicitation charges by yourself or with an inexperienced attorney, you need the best legal defense to be successful in defeating your charges.
If you or a loved one have been accused of prostitution or solicitation, you need the experience of a criminal defense lawyer to take your case and stand by your side in court. Even if you are not convicted, a criminal charge such as this can cause disruption and harm to your family relationships, not to mention your reputation with friends, at work and in your community. The Samuelson Law Firm, a Colorado Springs criminal defense law firm, is here to help.
Penalties for Prostitution & Solicitation
The Colorado Springs Police Department is zealous about cracking down on prostitution, and it is not uncommon for police to set up sting operations to trap prostitution rings. Prostitution is usually a Class 3 misdemeanor charge carrying a $50 to $750 fine and a possible 6 month jail sentence for the first offense. If convicted of this crime, you will also be required to undergo HIV testing.
Like prostitution, charges of solicitation are Class 3 misdemeanors that carry a maximum fine of $750 and a possible six month jail term for the first offense. Colorado lawmakers are also seeking to increase the penalties for soliciting a prostitute in the state to include a fine ranging from $5,000 up $10,000. It is estimated that $60 million a year is spent on prostitution in the Denver area alone, but there are only 150 solicitation arrests a year.
Your Best Results Come From Working With The Samuelson Law Firm
The law can be quite complex. I cannot guarantee you any particular outcome for your case. Circumstances from case to case vary drastically. However, there is one thing of which you can be certain. With my experience and the competence and care of my team, you will be treated individually and uniquely. There are many actions that can be taken to challenge the evidence and charges against you. We will exercise every possible opportunity to prove your innocence and have the charges dropped. If that is not possible, we will use all of our vast expertise in this area to get you the best possible results for your situation.
Contact The Samuelson Law Firm for the aggressive and effective legal advocacy you need. My team and I have been helping people in similar circumstances for nearly 15 years. Our level of service falls well beyond the norm and you will receive the care and compassion from us that you are seeking. Our Colorado Springs criminal defense attorneys are available to our clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.