Soliciting a prostitute, often referred to as solicitation, is a sex crime in Virginia that involves asking, inducing or directing someone to engage in sexual activity in exchange for money. Anyone charged with solicitation faces serious penalties and should not face these charges alone.
At Kissiah & Schaefer, PLLC, our Fairfax soliciting a prostitute defense attorneys are ready to stand by you and represent you throughout the criminal process. We began defending the rights of people charged with a crime more than 10 years ago. We started our careers as public defenders and have dedicated our practice to being our clients' voices in the criminal justice system.
Against the criminal justice system, most people feel powerless and as if there is nothing they can say or do to fight the system. In our criminal defense practice, we work hard to share our clients' stories in a way that the judge and jury can understand and relate to.
Solicitation Arrests and Sting Operations
In Virginia, many people facing solicitation charges were arrested during a "sting operation." During a sting operation, a woman (usually an undercover cop) acts as a prostitute and attempts to engage someone in a conversation. If a man or woman eventually agrees to exchange money for sexual acts, he or she is typically arrested immediately.
The undercover officers are very skilled at luring men to speak with them, even men who have no criminal history or find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time. Additionally, police in Virginia have been targeting massage parlors and other local establishments suspected of prostitution in an attempt to curtail sex crimes in the state.
We will fight hard on your behalf and carefully analyze the entire exchange to help protect your reputation and avoid a criminal record.
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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Potential Penalties for Solicitation
Individuals convicted of solicitation face paying significant fines and possible prison time, and they must consent to a blood test. Unlike other sex crimes, solicitation does not require you to be placed in the sex offender registry system. However, penalties can be retroactive, so if the law is changed by the legislature, you might have to submit your name at a future date.
Arrested for Prostitution or Solicitation? Contact a Prince William County Lawyer
We are prepared to use our experience to fight your solicitation charges. Contact our Fairfax law office online today or call 703-865-8244 to schedule your free initial consultation.