Prostitution Lawyer Minneapolis
It is absolutely essential to start your defense immediately if you or a family member has been charged with a sexually related crime. These accusations are devastating to every person involved and it is the most important time to be proactive about your future. Such crimes carry punishments and stigmas that continue way beyond any punishments dealt by the court system for these putative charges. Your lives will change with any verdict, but even more with a verdict that is not in your favor.
The very moment you learn that you are being investigated is the moment you should begin your search for help. An experienced, informed, and effective legal team is essential when combating such charges in Minneapolis and the time to obtain a strong ally begins right now. Anderson Law Firm, PLLC will make sure that you fully understand your rights and will stand by your side when it comes to a comprehensive and detailed defense.
Solicitation And Prostitution
Prostitution is a willing engagement in any sexual act with another person in trade for money while solicitation is an attempt to obtain prostitutional benefits from another individual.
Minneapolis outlines several solicitation and prostitution offenses and their penalties in their constitution:
Solicitation Offenses And Penalties
Minnesota Statute 609.322 of 2019 covers the solicitation and promotion of prostitution and is one charge levied towards a person accused of sex trafficking.
A person who engages in, or is accused of engaging in, intentionally offering and selling other individuals in sexual acts in exchange for money can be charged with solicitation in the first degree, a serious felony, which means a prison sentence of no longer than twenty years and a fine of no more than $50,000. A first-degree offense covers anyone who receives money while promoting or encouraging the prostitution of anyone under the age of 18. A first-degree charge may be implemented if you, or your family member, have more than one count of solicitation on record.
A second-degree felony solicitation charge refers to someone who encourages or promotes prostitutional acts by another person over the age of 18 and receives profit from said prostitution. Imprisonment can last up to fifteen years and fines can reach up to $40,000.
Prostitution Offenses And Penalties
Minnesota Statute 609.324 of 2019 concerns both putative patrons and prostitutes including those who knowingly house such individuals and who may receive benefit from the act itself.
First-degree felony prostitution offenses refer to someone who knowingly engages in hiring an individual under the age of 13 for any form of paid sexual contact. This crime carries no more than a twenty-year sentence and a fine that should not exceed $40,000.
Second-degree felony prostitution offenses refer to someone who knowingly engages, or attempts to engage, in a paid sexual encounter of any form with a child between the ages of 13 to 16. This crime carries a sentence of no more than ten years in prison and fine not to exceed $20,000.
Third-degree felony prostitution concerns someone who knowingly engages, or attempts to engage, in an act of prostitution of any form with a teenager from ages 16 to 18. A guilty verdict with these charges carries a prison sentence of no more than twenty years in prison and fines not to exceed $40,000.
Misdemeanor crimes include housing an unrelated minor you know is engaging in prostitution and you can be sentenced for no more than a year and pay a fine of up to $3,000. Adults who knowingly engage in prostitution, even as a patron, especially in a public place, must pay a fine of up to $500. If a person is caught prostitution or patronizing prostitution more than once in two years will be sentenced to at least twenty hours of community service and a $1500 fine. A person using a car to commit any of these crimes will receive a notation on their driving record.
Many of these specific crimes can carry lifetime stigmas and even result in having to register as a sex offender for life. Legal help for this problem isn’t just wanted, it is needed and essential. Only the best Minneapolis lawyer can defend you from these charges.
Contact Knowledgeable Minneapolis Sex Crimes Defense Attorney For RESULTS
Minneapolis sex crimes defense attorney Kirk Anderson will support you, or your family member, with charges of a sexually related crime, such as prostitution and solicitation. Contact us here for a free initial evaluation with our effective attorney or call (952) 582-2904. We are available 24/7 and case evaluations are strictly confidential.
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