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
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.