For many, Valentine's Day means candy hearts, chocolate, and romantic dinners with the one you love. For others, it is a day which emphasizes their loneliness and frustration. As a result, some men try to find love in all the wrong places, and end up getting arrested in Adams, Larimer, and Douglas County. Valentine's Day prostitution police stings are common – what better night for the Denver, Aurora, and Glendale police to lay their traps than the one night where the lonely are guaranteed to be seeking solace? A conviction of Soliciting for Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-202 can have a negative effect on your future. Don't simply acquiesce to the charges and accept a plea deal. Contact one of our experienced sex crimes defense attorneys to fight for your future.
Solicitation of a Prostitute and Police Stings for Prostitution
You will be charged with Soliciting for Prostitution if you solicit “another for the purpose of prostitution;” or arrange or offer to arrange a “meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution;” or direct another “to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.” In other words, it is a crime if you ask someone for sex in exchange for money (or something else of value), arrange a party where prostitutes are available, or tell someone about a place where prostitution is common, knowing the person is looking for that purpose. The police often set up stings in order to trap lonely men. An attractive female officer is often used as a decoy, and when men ask her for sex, they will be arrested.
The Consequences of Soliciting for Prostitution
Soliciting for Prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor in Boulder, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County. The sentence for this conviction is up to 6 months in a county jail. The judge can also enforce a fine of up to $5,000. Many men simply submit themselves to the court for this offense. Don't settle for jail time or a damaging permanent criminal record. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for a better deal.
Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with Soliciting for Prostitution after a police sting, don't say anything to the police. You are not required to give them any information about the circumstances of your arrest. Instead, contact one of our skilled sex crimes lawyers to speak on your behalf. A conviction of Soliciting for Prostitution is not a good thing to have on your record. You may have a hard time finding a job. You may have a difficult time finding a place to live. Don't accept a plea deal to avoid jail time – contact one of our understanding attorneys who can work out the best option for your future.Request a Free Consultation