Solicitation is the criminal act of seeking sexual favors in exchange for money or property. Law enforcement regularly uses sting operations where an officer poses as a prostitute to entrap and arrest people for this offense.
Even though solicitation is often considered a "victimless crime," your future is at a considerable risk if you have been charged. Depending on the facts of your case and any prior criminal record, solicitation can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony.
An arrest for solicitation can damage your marriage, create family problems and have serious professional repercussions. While an arrest for solicitation can be embarrassing, a conviction carries still more consequences. Penalties can include:
If you are found guilty of solicitation, you will also have a criminal record that can affect future employment opportunities.
Allegations of a solicitation are extremely serious and require the skill and knowledge of an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer. If you have been charged with solicitation, contact the Law Office of Ned Barnett for immediate legal assistance. Call today to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.
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