What is Solicitation?
Solicitation of prostitution is a crime involving a person’s agreement to exchange money for sex. Solicitation is a crime of words. Solicitation does not require that the defendant actually commit a sexual act, simply that he intends to, and requests a sexual act from another person.
What are the consequences of a Solicitation conviction?
Possible consequences of a solicitation conviction may include community service or jail, along with fines. The extent will depend on the state’s prevailing laws, and the prior record of the defendant.
What are some defenses to a Solicitation charge?
Some possible defenses include:
- Lack of evidence, such as a witness or taped conversation
- Lack of knowledge that the person was a prostitute
- Service agreed upon was not sex (even if compensation was offered or exchanged)
Contacting a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are accused of solicitation, you should contact Ken Behzadi immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses, and the legal system process.