What is Solicitation and Prostitution in Colorado?

If you have been arrested for prostitution or solicitation, then you will need an experienced prostitution lawyer in Denver. The Colorado crimes of prostitution and soliciting for or patronizing a prostitute are considered misdemeanors in Denver, Jefferson, and Adams County. These prostitution-related crimes carry very harsh legal consequences and embarrassment in society. A conviction of a prostitution-related crime can be harmful to your future – you could have a difficult time finding a job or getting housing. Don't accept a plea agreement to avoid jail or prison time. Instead, contact a hard-hitting criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively fight for you in the courtroom to protect your freedom and rights. Here at Sawyer Legal Group, we fight to win.

If you've been charged with a Prostitution-related crime, contact an expert defense attorney immediately who will aggressively defend your future and reputation.

CRS 18-7-201

Committed when a person trades sex acts for money (or another thing of value). This crime is a petty offense in Gilpin, Pitkin, and Grand County, Colorado.

Solicitation of a Prostitute
CRS 18-7-202

Committed when someone sets up a meeting or requests a prostitute, with the intention of engaging in a sexual act with the person. It is a petty offense in Colorado.

Patronizing a Prostitute
CRS 18-7-205

Committed when someone engages in a sexual act with a prostitute. Additional penalties added if one of the participants has AIDS. It is a petty offense including fines of $5K – $10K.

CRS 18-7-203

Committed when someone forces another person into committing prostitution. It can be charged as a class 2 misdemeanor or a class 5 felony in Jefferson County and across Colorado.

CRS 18-7-206

Committed when someone lives off the profits of prostitution. It is a class 3 felony. Pimping and Pandering can be applied to Prostitution cases for a more severe charge.



Possible Sentence

Prostitution Petty Offense Up to 10 Days in County Jail
Solicitation of a Prostitute Petty Offense Up to 10 Days in the Arapahoe County Jail
Patronizing a Prostitute Petty Offense Up to 10 Days in the Jefferson County Jail and fines of $5K – $10K
Pandering Class 2 Misdemeanor, Class 5 Felony Up to 4 months in the Douglas County Jail, 1 – 3 Years in the Department of Corrections
Pimping Class 3 Felony 4 – 12 Years in the Department of Corrections

Prostitution Sting Operations in the Denver Area

Police in cities like Denver, Englewood and Aurora have a hard time investigating prostitution and associated crimes unless they are involved from the beginning. They regularly stage sting operations to catch unsuspecting “Johns” and “Janes” (their code name for the people they intend to trap) of soliciting/patronizing a prostitute or prostitution. Being accused of soliciting a prostitute or patronizing a prostitute is an embarrassing crime that needs a quick defense by your prostitution lawyer in Denver. Many of the “Johns” or “Janes” are in the wrong place at the wrong time and harassed by aggressive police officers hoping to make arrests. Entrapment is a viable defense that an experienced defense attorney can utilize in cases of prostitution involving sting operations. Many of the “Johns” accused in these sting operations have no prior records and could lose their reputation at work or home because of these accusations.

Why Do I Need a Prostitution Lawyer in Denver?

Prostitution, soliciting or patronizing a prostitute, pandering and pimping are all embarrassing and damaging charges that should be handled quickly by an attorney who specializes in criminal law. We understand the urgency of resolving these matters as quickly as possible and will work to protect your reputation from further damage.

If you find yourself charged with any of these crimes, be smart and remain silent. Don't talk to police, but instead call the experienced prostitution lawyers in Denver at Sawyer Legal Group at
303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.