Solicitation for Prostitution Defense Attorney in Denver, Colorado
Solicitation is defined as a person paying or offering to pay for sexual favors. Prostitution is defined as a person engaging or offering to engage in sexual activity for money or something of value.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney • Denver, Colorado
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“Johns”, “Pimps”, “Prostitutes” are all players in the sex for sale business and law enforcement is aggressively cracking down on this activity by setting sting operations to catch a player. A Denver undercover prostitution “sting” on Colfax is frequently a hot spot for officers posing as prostitutes. Advertisements for sexual services placed in local newspapers, Craigslist, backpage.com and other online communities are notable opportunities local law enforcement agencies utilize to arrest unsuspecting patrons willing to pay for sex. Both male and female officers are wired and posing as decoys to engage you enough to justify an arrest for furthering, solicitation, public indecency or prostitution. A sting operation isn’t entrapment if you have demonstrated an interest in engaging in this crime.
Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience
as a private attorney,
a former judge and district attorney
practicing in all areas of criminal defense law.
How I can help YOU
First, DO NOT discuss your case with ANYONE except your attorney. Any statements made to law enforcement may be used against you. Family, friends or coworkers may be called as witnesses. This is a private, personal matter and my goal to keep it private for you.
As with all criminal charges it is critical to obtain as much information about the incident as quickly as possible. The sooner I can get started, the faster I can achieve the best resolution for you in this allegation. Courts and prosecutors are often more lenient with first time offenders but each case is unique and it is unfair to compare one to another. I personally evaluate each case. I examine how best to approach your facts, police reports and the prosecutors file and tailor an individual strategy for achieving your goal. I have handled many cases involving sexual crimes and am familiar with the tricks police officers use to hook a person and charge them with an embarrassing crime.
Call my office today for a free confidential consultation
Denver Colorado Attorney Philip M. Smith
Being charged with a crime of a sexual nature is humiliating and confusing regardless of your intentions. Relationships with family and friends may be strained and your job might be in jeopardy. You can be assured you will be treated with the utmost courtesy and confidentiality as a client in my law firm during this difficult and trying time.
Your criminal history or lack of a criminal history is often the deciding factor for effective resolution of a municipal ordinance violation, county or district court conviction. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I work to diminish prior offenses or call attention to a good record to ensure that my client receives the most favorable disposition possible.
I will work in your behalf to get the best resolution to your case by working to have the charges dismissed, obtain a Deferred Judgment or Diversion if possible. Upon successful competition of a deferred judgment or the Diversion program, your criminal case is eligible for Sealing. I can handle the sealing procedures for you at that time. Sealing removes the case from the public eye and will remain private.
Impact of Solicitation
- Solicitation for Prostitution is a Class 3 Misdemeanor. A person who is convicted of soliciting a prostitute may be required to pay a fine of not more than $500 in addition to any penalty imposed by the court.
- Patronizing a Prostitute is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. A person who is convicted of patronizing a prostitute may be required to pay a fine of not more than $500 in addition to any penalty imposed by the court
- Patronizing a Prostitute with knowledge of AIDS is a Class 6 Felony with a penalty of a presumptive prison sentence of up to 6 years.
- Public Indecency is a Class 1 Petty Offence or Class 1 Misdemeanor
Consequences of a Conviction
A Solicitation for Prostitution conviction is not eligible for Sealing. It is important to fully explore the facts and law before taking a guilty plea. An arrest, charges and possible conviction information will be available to law enforcement, military, government agencies and the public. Landlords and employers will not risk their property or the property of their tenants and employees by renting or hiring a person who they see as a threat because of your charge or conviction.
Contact My Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer for your Solicitation criminal charge, or if you have questions about criminal charges, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer, 303-333-8900 today for a free and confidential initial consultation.