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Prostitution and Soliciting for Prostitution in Denver Lawyer Always Use Your Turn Signal!

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock, Prostitution and Soliciting for Prostitution cases are the result of a police sting operation. However, sometimes police stumble upon these situations organically – like through a traffic stop. That's how two people were recently caught and charged with prostitution related crimes. According to the report, the man was pulled over when officers observed him make a left turn without using his turning signal. The man had previously been arrested for prostitution related crimes, and when questioned he admitted that he was going to pay the woman in his car $20 for sex. Both ended with criminal charges – the woman for Prostitution and the man for Soliciting for Prostitution.

Arapahoe County Prostitution Attorney: Definition of Prostitution in Douglas County

The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-201 – is:

Any person who performs or offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation, or anal intercourse with any person not his spouse in exchange for money or other thing of value commits prostitution.

The woman was in the car because she agreed to perform a sex act in exchange for money – in this case $20. As a class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado, Prostitution is punishable by up to 6 months in the Arapahoe County Jail and up to $750 in fines.

Jefferson County Soliciting for Prostitution Attorney: Definition of Soliciting for Prostitution in Adams County

The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Soliciting for Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-202 – is:

(1) A person commits soliciting for prostitution if he:

(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or

(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or

(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.

Because the man offered the woman money for sex, he was soliciting her for the purpose of Prostitution. Also, a class 3 misdemeanor, this crime is punishable by up to 6 months in the Adams County Jail. If the man had disclosed that the two had already had sexual contact, he would have been charged with Patronizing a Prostitute, a class 1 misdemeanor.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Prostitution, Soliciting for Prostitution, or Patronizing a Prostitute, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.

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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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