Prostitution And Solicitation Defense Attorney In Anoka, Minnesota
Prostitution is defined as the act of engaging, offering, or agreeing to engage in a sexual act for money. Prostitution is very closely related to solicitation, loitering, pandering, and sex trafficking and the penalties can be serious.
If you have been charged with a form of prostitution or solicitation, you will need the help of an experienced Minnesota prostitution attorney who can help you fight the charges. By fighting the charges, you are exercising your right o secure a better future for yourself. Through a quality criminal defense, you increase your chances of having that better future than if you faced the charges alone.
Proving The Facts In Your Case
There are times when prostitution is the result of child trafficking or having a “pimp” who will not let a person out of the trade. There are many prostitutes on the streets today who do not want to be there, as they are being forced to engage in prostitution. While some are there willingly, others are not. Regardless, the following are some of the types of prostitution and solicitation cases that Mr. Peterson can handle:
- Exchanging sexual activity for money
- Loitering in a public place with the intention to prostitute
- Promoting the prostitution of an individual (pimping) of any age
- Receiving profit that is gained from prostitution
- Prostitution near a park or school
Any conviction for prostitution is a very serious offense and it should never be taken lightly. Whether you are the prostitute or the patron (John), you could be facing prison time, and/or high fines if convicted.
Focused Prostitution Defense
The goal of your Anoka criminal defense lawyer is to get to the bottom of why the offense was committed. Other times, an accusation is simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The facts have to be presented to the court so the right outcome is had. If convicted, the maximum sentence can result in fines as much as $40,000 and a prison term of up to 20 years. In most cases, prostitution is considered a misdemeanor and that comes with up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. However, the penalty depends on criminal history, the intent behind the crime, where the crime occurred, and exactly who was involved.
Your attorney will evaluate every angle of your case to ensure the facts are known and will use those facts and any evidence that works in your favor to secure the best possible outcome for you. Not everyone charged with prostitution was willingly committing the act and it is important that this is proven to the court so the best outcome can result.