Being charged with being Pimping by a Denver Police Officer is not something to take lightly, even if you know that the claim is false. Pimping is one of the most harshly charged prostitution crimes, with greater penalties than Pandering (C.R.S. 18-7-203), Soliciting for Prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-202), or Patronizing a Prostitute (C.R.S. 18-7-205).
Definition of Pimping in Arapahoe County
C.R.S. 18-7-206 – Pimping:
“Any person who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution commits pimping, which is a class 3 felony.”
Jefferson County Penalties for Pimping
Pimping is a class 3 felony in Jefferson County, and throughout Colorado. This means that if convicted, you will be facing between 4 and 12 years in prison, and a fine between $3,000 to $750,000.
Is Pimping the Same as Keeping a Place of Prostitution in Douglas County?
In Douglas County, it is illegal to live off of or to be supported by the earnings of a prostitute (someone who trades sexual acts for money or something of value).
The definition of Keeping a Place of Prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-204) is:
- (1) Any person who has or exercises control over the use of any place which offers seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution and who performs any one or more of the following commits keeping a place of prostitution if he:
- (a) Knowingly grants or permits the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution; or
- (b) Permits the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which he should reasonably know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution.
While a separate crime than Pimping, a person who is charged with Keeping a Place of Prostitution is likely to also be charged with Pimping, as they will be assumed to be making some money off of the use of the premises, or to be running the illegal brothel.
Adams County Lawyer for Prostitution Charges
Exploiting prostitutes in Adams County will land you in serious trouble with law enforcement. If you are contacted by police regarding Pimping or Prostitution related charges, be smart. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer. Call us today at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.