Solicitation Sex Crimes
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney – (612) 444-5020
Soliciting a prostitute for sexual favors or actions is strictly prohibited in Minnesota, often being charges as a sex trafficking crime in the second degree. According to the state’s legal statutes, attempting to buy the services of a prostitute – also called solicitation – is as severe a crime as selling sexual acts or promoting sexual acts for money, favors, or benefits. If you have been charged with solicitation, you must be aware of the extreme penalties you could face for just one charge and take action to defend yourself.
Penalties for solicitation in Minnesota can vary, but maximum penalties may include:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Up to $50,000 in fines
- Life-long sex offender registration
Penalties will escalate as charges escalate due to circumstances regarding your arrest, such as the age of the person solicited, location of solicitation, and whether or not a violent crime or another sex crime occurred concurrently. In any situation, you should call (612) 444-5020 to connect with Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm and our Minneapolis sex crimes attorneys as soon as possible.
The people of Minneapolis trust our team with their criminal defense cases because:
- We are led by former prosecutors with unparalleled insight.
- We have successfully represented thousands of clients and hundreds of jury trials.
- We have decades of combined legal experience to put to use for each case.
- We make ourselves available to clients around-the-clock.
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Entrapment Used to Lure Potential Solicitors
Whenever someone is arrested for solicitation, the first thing a criminal defense attorney wants to know is how the arrest occurred. A large percentage of solicitation charges can be traced back to potential police entrapment and unjust sting operations.
A favorite tactic among police departments is placing a female police officer on the street and telling her to advertise prostitution services to passersby. When someone is convinced enough to attempt to pay her for sexual favors, they are suddenly placed under arrest for solicitation. An experienced sex crimes lawyer may be able to argue this scenario is entrapment, or when a law enforcement officer entices someone to commit a crime they originally did not plan on committing.
Shield Your Name, Future & Finances with Our Defense
If you have been arrested for solicitation in Minnesota, it is imperative that you act quickly to get started on your defense. The prosecution is undoubtedly not resting and working on a way to put you behind bars, even if you know you are innocent of the criminal charges. You should call (612) 444-5020 to talk to a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney from Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm about what to do next. We keep the phone line open 24/7 for client emergencies.