Prostitution and Patronizing Prostitution
Prostitution is the act of engaging in the offer or agreeing to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for something of value. Patronizing prostitution, often referred to as either solicitation or patronizing, is when one person gives or agrees to give something of value to another person with an understanding that in return that person or a third person will engage in sexual conduct with him or her or with another.
If you have been accused of prostitution or soliciting a prostitute, you must protect your rights and use every legal option available to defend yourself. You will need an experienced patronizing criminal defense attorney to assist in your defense. You must be aware that there is special funding granted to law enforcement to set up prostitution decoys. Law enforcement all around Kansas City are secretly using this special funding to run suggestive ads in the Pitch and on Craig’s List to entice unsuspecting and honest patrons. Police decoys are often very suggestive and will make you an offer and if you say ok (even if you were really just trying to leave and not cause a scene) you could very well find yourself charged with patronization. Sometimes police are arresting prostitutes and taking over their ads, email addresses and phone numbers in an effort to lure their customers into an arrest.
Serious criminal penalties and harsh public criticism are often subjected on people convicted of prostitution or solicitation. We want to ensure that your rights are protected if you have been charged with prostitution or patronizing prostitution. Call 816.246.8881 for a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney that has vast experience in dealing with patronization and solicitation charges.