Patronizing a prostitute in Adams County, Colorado occurs when someone has sex with a prostitute. Usually occurring after there is an offer or agreement to pay for sexual acts, this offense goes one step further than soliciting a prostitute. Even entering a brothel or place of prostitution with sexual intent can be enough to face charges for patronizing. With several months in jail, heavy fines, and a tarnished reputation looming, reaching out to an experienced Colorado prostitution attorney is crucial. Below we discuss patronizing a prostitute in Adams County and how we can help defendants facing allegations.
Adams County Patronizing a Prostitute Law
Adams County's prostitution laws prohibit engaging in sexual acts with a prostitute. CRS 18-7-205 is the criminal code that defines patronizing prostitutes specifically. You commit this crime in Thornton, Northglenn, or Commerce City if, with someone not your spouse, you:
- engage in an act of sexual intercourse / deviate sexual conduct with a prostitute,
- OR enter or remain in a place where prostitution occurs intending to do the above
At the onset of sexual contact, patronizing a prostitute applies even if the encounter doesn't go as planned. Additionally, entry to a house of prostitution with plans or hopes of paying for sex is enough to end in legal trouble as well.
How Serious is Patronizing a Prostitute?
In Colorado, patronizing a prostitute is a class 1 misdemeanor. This means a conviction can lead to:
- a county jail sentence of 6 – 18 months,
- fines of $500 – $5,000
Additionally, fines can be added that go towards the state's prostitution enforcement cash fund, totaling as much as $5,000. In situations where the same acts apply but the prostitute is under the age of 18, patronizing a prostituted child applies. This class 3 felony and can lead to over a decade in prison, six-figure fines, and sex offender registration.
Adams County Prostitution Lawyer
Any accusations associated with prostitution require strategic representation from an experienced criminal lawyer. We have decades of combined experience fighting soliciting and patronizing allegations and our reviews speak for themselves.
Perhaps you didn't engage in sexual acts, there was no pay or agreement for pay, or you didn't know you were entering a place of prostitution. Nevertheless, protect your future by contacting our office. Our free, confidential consultation will provide you many answers to your questions and outline next steps. We offer same-day jail visits, affordable fees, and flexible payment plans for defendants facing charges throughout Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County.
Don't talk to the police about charges for patronizing a prostitute in Adams County – talk to us. 303-830-0880
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