Experienced Solicitation Defense Attorney Representing St. Cloud and Minneapolis
Getting arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution can be embarrassing and seriously harm your reputation even if the charges are unfounded. A conviction can lead to thousands of dollars in fines and even jail time. Moreover, what actually constitutes solicitation leaves a lot of room for interpretation, and, in some cases, abuse of the rights of the accused. Neuville Law Office fearlessly advocates for clients accused of solicitation to preserve their dignity and eliminate or reduce the charges against them.
What is Solicitation in Minnesota?
Solicitation of prostitution revolves around agreeing to pay money in exchange for sexual services. It is important to note, however, that the crime is committed at the time of the agreement. This means that it is possible to be charged with solicitation even if you never engaged in a sex act or paid any money. What constitutes an agreement is often the sticking point for many successful defense strategies in solicitation cases.
In Minnesota, solicitation of an adult is typically a misdemeanor, although if the act occurred in a public place, which includes hotels, then it may be considered a gross misdemeanor. The penalties associated with solicitation include a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for misdemeanor solicitation, and a maximum of 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine for gross misdemeanor solicitation. On top of that, you may be required to forfeit any vehicle or personal property used in the commission of solicitation, even if you are only charged with a misdemeanor.
Compassionate Legal Help
The consequences of a solicitation accusation do not end with fines and possible jail time, unfortunately. Even if you are not convicted, a solicitation charge could damage your reputation or career. Neuville Law Office is dedicated to helping clients defend themselves against criminal charges with compassion, professionalism, and experience. Luke Neuville has handled thousands of cases and knows what it takes to aggressively defend your rights. Luke will give you personalized legal guidance to get the best outcome for your case so you can get on with your life.