Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Experienced in Solicitation Cases
Solicitation cases can be very difficult personally and need to be handled discretely. It is often the case that a person charged with this crime is extremely embarrassed and is concerned about the effect the case will have on family, work and other important relationships. Kronzek & Cronkright has special confidentiality procedures available designed to keep information about the case secure to the fullest extent possible while we work on the case together.
Solicitation occurs when someone incites another person to commit a crime. Solicitation of any type of criminal activity is illegal in Michigan. So, it is no surprise that it is illegal to solicit another person to commit prostitution, which is a crime under Michigan law. The solicitation of prostitution law states:
A person 16 years of age or older who accosts, solicits, or invites another person in a public place or in or from a building or vehicle, by word, gesture, or any other means, to commit prostitution or to do any other lewd or immoral act, is guilty of a crime.
It is important to note that when it comes to solicitation, there need not have been any sexual activity that actually occurred. The most common scenario resulting in a solicitation charge is the police sting. Law enforcement sting operations happen in most cities where prostitution is common. In a sting, undercover officers (typically female) dress and act as prostitutes, waiting for men to come up and solicit sex. The officer is usually working with a surveillance team an the arrest occurs quickly, well in advance of an opportunity for physical contact and usually before any exchange of money.
Discrete, Confidential Consultations
Many of our clients are embarrassed by their behavior and looking to prevent further harm to their marriages or family relationships. We can help. We have handled these cases discretely and confidentially for years, with numerous excellent results for clients. We offer absolutely confidential consultations for clients accused of any criminal behavior.
Penalties for solicitation
First offenders face misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 93 days in jail, a fine of $500, or both. Second offenders face misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a fine of $1,000, or both. Third and subsequent offenders face felony charges punishable by up to 2 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Hiring a Michigan sex crime attorney
Sex crimes are some of the most serious allegations under Michigan law. Penalties can range up to life in prison for the most serious criminal sexual conduct charges. You will want a sex crime attorney who is extremely aggressive and knowledgeable when it comes to defending sex crimes. At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, our attorneys have many years of experience representing clients charged with Michigan and federal sex crimes. We will work to protect you from a criminal investigation or criminal charges relating to solicitation, prostitution, or any other sex crime.
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