Solicitation


Minneapolis Solicitation Defense Lawyer

 

Minneapolis solicitation defense lawyer Christopher Keyser is an aggressive trial attorney who wins cases. In every Minnesota solicitation case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. When a dismissal is not possible, he pushes the solicitation case to trial.

 

The key to successfully defending Minnesota solicitation charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to trial when the prosecution refuses to fairly negotiate. Minneapolis solicitation defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on Avvo.com.

 

Minneapolis Solicitation Client Testimonials

 

We help people beat criminal charges. To read client testimonials of solicitation defense lawyer Christopher Keyser, visit his client review page.

 

What Is Solicitation in Minnesota?

 

Minnesota criminalizes solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution, and sex trafficking.

 

First Degree Solicitation, Inducement, and Promotion of Prostitution; Sex Trafficking: Whoever intentionally does any of the following while acting as a patron or prostitute faces a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine:

 

  • Solicits or induces an individual under the age of 18 years to practice prostitution (this action carries a maximum of 25 years imprisonment and/or a $60,000 fine if aggravating factors are present – see below)
  • Promotes the prostitution of an individual under the age of 18 years
  • Receives profit, knowing or having reason to know that it is derived from prostitution, or the promotion of prostitution, of an individual under the age of 18 years
  • Engages in the sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18 years

 

Aggravating factors include:

 

  • The offender has committed a prior qualified human trafficking-related offense
  • The offense involved a sex trafficking victim who suffered bodily harm during the commission of the offense
  • The time period that a sex trafficking victim was held in debt bondage or forced labor or services exceeded 180 days
  • The offense involved more than one sex trafficking victim.

 

Second Degree Solicitation, Inducement, and Promotion of Prostitution; Sex trafficking: Whoever intentionally does any of the following while acting as a patron or prostitute faces a maximum punishment of 15 years imprisonment and/or a $40,000 fine:

  • Solicits or induces an individual to practice prostitution
  • Promotes the prostitution of an individual
  • Receives profit, knowing or having reason to know that it is derived from prostitution, or the promotion of prostitution, of an individual
  • Engages in the sex trafficking of an individual

 

Solicitation Exceptions

 

When a person is involved with solicitation for receiving profit (knowing or having reason to know that it is derived from prostitution, or the promotion of prostitution, of an individual under the age of 18 years), that person will not be charges if:

 

  • They are a minor who is dependent on an individual acting as a prostitute and who may have benefited from or been supported by the individual’s earnings derived from prostitution, or
  • A parent over the age of 55 who is dependent on an individual acting as a prostitute, who may have benefited from or been supported by the individual’s earnings derived from prostitution, and who did not know that the earnings were derived from prostitution, or
  • The sale of goods or services to a prostitute in the ordinary course of a lawful business.

 

Aggregation of Solicitation Charges

 

Acts by a defendant in violation of any one or more of the provisions in this section within any six-month period may be aggregated and a defendant charged accordingly in applying the provisions of this section; provided that when two or more offenses are committed by the same person in two or more counties, the accused may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses was committed for all of the offenses aggregated under this subdivision.

 

Contact Minneapolis Solicitation Defense Lawyer

 

Contact Minneapolis solicitation defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation regarding solicitation charges. Keyser Law, P.A. is a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota solicitation and criminal defense law firm. We represent individuals charged with solicitation throughout Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties. Solicitation charges in greater Minnesota are accepted on an individual basis.

 

If You Need a Top Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Call 312-338-5007

MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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