A person will be charged with Solicitation in Denver, Colorado if they solicit sexual acts from another person, arranges a meeting or directs another person to a place for the purpose of prostitution. Soliciting for Prostitution is charged as a class 3 misdemeanor, and is one of multiple Colorado prostitution crimes, along with Pandering (C.R.S. 18-7-203), Pimping (C.R.S. 18-7-206), and Patronizing a Prostitute (C.R.S. 18-7-205).
Definition of Soliciting for Prostitution in Douglas County
C.R.S. 18-7-202 – Soliciting for Prostitution:
“(1) A person commits soliciting for prostitution if he:
(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or
(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or
(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.”
Adams County Penalties for Soliciting for Prostitution
Soliciting for Prostitution 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.
Police Sting Resulted in Soliciting for Prostitution charges?
Time and time again we see stories on police stings resulting in people being charged with Soliciting for Prostitution. An officer will respond to a Craigslist or Backpage listing asking for sex in exchange for money or something of value, and when the person shows up for the meeting, the officer will press charges. The Fort Collins Police Department in particular has publicized many such operations, and even go so far as to post pictures and/or names of those involved, before they are even convicted. If you are charged with a prostitution crime, such as Soliciting for Prostitution, as a result of a Police Sting Operation, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you and putting forward your best possible defense. Our lawyers know the requirements for Entrapment to be a viable defense, and can let you know if it applies to your case.
Is Exchanging Rent for Sex a Crime in Arapahoe County?
Yes. While the people involved might not consider anything wrong with their agreement, it is illegal to exchange sex for rent, or anything of value, in Arapahoe County. It's more common than you would think to find people advertising publicly on Craigslist for a “companion”, or “someone to fill the other half of the bed”, and Centennial Police are on the lookout for those advertising free rent in exchange for sex.
Jefferson County Lawyer for Soliciting for Prostitution Charges
Soliciting for Prostitution in Jefferson County will land you in serious trouble with law enforcement. If you are contacted by police regarding Soliciting for Prostitution charges, or are the victim of a sting operation, be smart. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer today at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.