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Solicitation & Prostitution
Minnesota Prostitution Defense Attorneys
Minneapolis, St. Paul Solicitation Lawyers
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Prostitution is the exchange of money for sexual acts of any kind. Solicitation is asking someone to exchange money for sexual acts. Pandering is the solicitation of customers for prostitution such as a “pimp.”
Our aggressive prostitution and solicitation criminal defense lawyers represent individuals accused throughout the Minneapolis, St Paul metro area. Our law firm provides expert defense, investigation and experience for prostitution and solicitation cases such as Hotel Stings, Craigslist ads, Backpage ads, Call Girls, Street Pickups and other online advertisements. Whether your goal is to dismiss or reduce your prostitution charges, we can help you keep your record clean.
Prostitution and Solicitation Defined in Minnesota
When a police officer decides to arrest someone for committing prostitution or for solicitation of prostitution, key factors include:
- Whether the alleged offense occurred in a private or public place (such as a hotel or public street)
- The words the defendant uses when speaking to an undercover female officer
- Possession of condoms or lubricants
- Possession of cash
- Possession of cell phones or pagers
- Possession of a “client list”
- Possession of sex toys
- Location, dress and suspicious activity
Minnesota Prostitution and Solicitation Entrapment Defense
Entrapment sometimes occurs in prostitution cases. The challenge is proving that entrapment actually occurred. When a female police officer goes undercover as a prostitute and arrests someone trying to solicit sexual services, the accused often feels that he has been entrapped or tricked. Police officers are allowed to do this sort of “sting” practice for a variety of reasons – many of which may not be entrapment.
The success of your entrapment defense relies on the verbal and non-verbal communication that occurred between you and the officer. Was there an act of exchanging money? What was said to the police officer? Our prostitution and solicitation defense attorney will thoroughly review all police reports, recordings and statements made in your case.
Contact Us Our Prostitution and Solicitation Defense Team
Call our Minnesota Prostitution and Solicitation Defense Law Firm directly at (612) 281-8325 for a free case evaluation. Payment plans are accepted for select clients.