Philadelphia Solicitation Lawyer
Defending Against this Prostitution-Related Offense
Are you being accused of solicitation? "Solicitation" is a term
used in a variety of legal contexts, and in reference to
prostitution, it means to request, entice, ask, or urge someone to commit an unlawful
act. In Pennsylvania, you can be charged with the crime of "promoting
prostitution" if you are found soliciting someone to patronize a
prostitute, or agreeing to receive a prostitute's services, even if
the criminal act was never actually carried out or completed. If you are
convicted of promoting prostitution, you could face up to two years in
prison and up to $5,000 in fines. That said, you need a strong Philadelphia
criminal defense attorney from Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd to stand up for your rights.
Why you should call Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd:
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Solicitation: Promoting Prostitution
In regards to state law, solicitation is covered under § 5902(b)(4)
and § 5902(b)(8), promoting prostitution. Under these sections, it
is unlawful to:
- Solicit another person to patronize a prostitute,
- Receive, or
- Agree to receive any benefit from violating this section.
In simple terms, you can be convicted of promoting prostitution if you
get someone else to agree to procure a prostitute's services, or if
you solicit a prostitute for your own purposes, or if you receive any
benefit from soliciting or receive any such benefit.
Often, undercover cops will dress as prostitutes in sting operations looking
for "Johns" to arrest. In such cases, the undercover cop will
entice the John to agree to her services, and then he will be arrested
on the spot or in a motel room nearby.
A violation under this section can be prosecuted as a felony of the third
degree, or a misdemeanor of the second degree. As a misdemeanor of the
second degree, it is punishable by up to 2 years in prison, and a fine
not to exceed $5,000.
Call Our Sex Offenses Attorneys Today
If you are facing charges for solicitation or another prostitution-related
offense, contact our office at once for a strong defense! You do not want
to risk your reputation, your family, or your career because of a solicitation
charge. Our Philadelphia
sex offenses lawyers are former prosecutors who will do more than just protect your
privacy, we will work relentlessly to fight your charges and protect your future.
Don't hesitate to contact our office to schedule a
free case evaluation with a skilled criminal defense attorney.