If you or someone you love has been accused of soliciting a prostitute, it is imperative that you act quickly to protect your rights. Suzuki Law Offices has defended hundreds of criminally accused clients throughout Arizona, and now, we are ready to do the same for you.
Contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at our firm today to discuss your legal options. We are available 24/7 and offer a free initial consultation to start your case.
In Arizona, solicitation of prostitution is a serious offense. While there is no statewide law banning this particular crime, almost every municipality has an ordinance criminalizing this activity.
For example, Phoenix City Code § 23-52 identifies solicitation of prostitution as a misdemeanor offense. It states that anyone who offers to, agrees to, or commits an act of prostitution, or solicits or hires another person to commit an act of prostitution, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
You may also face a $2,500 fine and up to three years of probation if you are convicted. Some cities will even go so far as to publish the offender’s name and photo in the local newspaper. Don’t let a sex crime conviction ruin your reputation; partner with a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer at Suzuki Law Offices after your arrest. We may be able to assert a number of legal defenses on your behalf, depending on the specific facts of your case, so please do not wait to give us a call.
Just because you have been charged with solicitation of prostitution does not mean you are guilty. In fact, there are a number of potential defenses that can be asserted in such cases. The prosecution must be able to establish that you engaged in or intended to engage in an act of prostitution by means of solicitation, but the notion of “intent” can vary greatly.
For example, if you jokingly yelled out “hey baby, how much?” to a prostitute or undercover police officer while driving around in your car, this does not necessarily equal intent. The prosecution must be able to show that you were serious about soliciting sex for money.
Are you ready to discuss your options with an attorney at Suzuki Law Offices? If so, we encourage you to contact our office today. We take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offer free consultations to all potential clients, so you would have nothing to lose by taking the first step. The sooner you act, the sooner we can get started on your defense.
Contact our Phoenix criminal attorneys today at (602) 842-6762 to schedule your free case evaluation.