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Pimping and Pandering Denver Lawyer | Man Operates Prostitution Ring Under Alias Ron Burgundy

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jan 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to the news, a man was accused of operating a prostitution ring out of an apartment and advertising prostitution services online. He was allegedly advertising different sexual acts with prostitutes in exchange for a fee. According to the story, he was operating a prostitution ring under the alias Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell's character in the movie Anchorman. In Colorado, the man would be charged with Douglas County Pimping, Pandering, and Keeping a Place of Prostitution. For the purposes of this blog, we'll focus on Pimping and Pandering.

Pimping Aurora Attorney: Pimping in Colorado

Arapahoe County, Colorado Pimping, C.R.S. 18-7-206, is charged when a person knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution. Since the man in the news story is accused of advertising sexual acts with prostitutes for a fee, it's likely he was living on or supported or maintained in whole or in part by money earned through prostitution. Pimping is a class 3 felony in Colorado, which means the convicted person could spend between 4 and 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Pandering Lawyer in Adams County – Pandering in Arvada, Colorado

Pandering can be charged as a class 3 misdemeanor or a class 5 felony in Colorado.

Adams County Pandering, C.R.S. 18-7-203, is charged when a person induces a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution, or knowingly arranges or offers to arrange a situation where a person can practice prostitution. The person would have to do any of these things for money or other thing of value. The man in the news story was accused of advertising prostitution services online and operating a prostitution sting out of an apartment. His actions would qualify as knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation where a person could practice prostitution, which is Pandering. Pandering is a class 5 felony when a person induces another by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution. But, Pandering is a class 3 misdemeanor if they knowingly arrange or offer to arrange a situation where a person may practice prostitution.

Denver Pimping and Pandering Criminal Attorney: You Need a Lawyer

A conviction of Pimping or Pandering in Denver or Jefferson County could lead to devastating consequences, including Jefferson County jail time or Colorado prison time. Your reputation could be marred, and you could risk losing your job or having a hard time finding a job in the future. You need a Denver attorney who specializes in Pimping and Pandering charges to help protect your rights and your future. The involvement of an experienced attorney early on is vital for fighting unreasonable or exaggerated charges.

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If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with Pimping or Pandering in Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, or Douglas County, be smart, exercise your right to  remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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