Although being charged with commercial sex solicitation can be scary and stressful, it doesn’t mean you’re trapped in a hopeless situation. An experienced prostitution attorney will know how to argue a legitimate defense on your behalf. You should always be honest with your attorney so they are in the best position to defend your rights. Knowing the facts of your case, they may use one of the following as a defense during your trial.
In some cases, prostitution attorneys will find it’s appropriate to use a “mistake” defense. For example, if the defendant did not intend to engage in a sexual act (e.g., if they simply made a date with an escort service without knowing sex acts were involved), they might not be found guilty under the law. This is an appropriate defense for someone who was arrested in an area known for prostitution or in a massage parlor. This defense could also be explained as a “wrong place, wrong time” situation.
If there is no recorded evidence to support the solicitation charge (i.e., recordings, video footage, or physical evidence), your attorney may use this to argue on your behalf. If there was merely a vague conversation that took place, rather than a concrete agreement that involved the exchange of money, prostitution attorneys may argue lack of evidence. Alternatively, your lawyer could argue that the offer of solicitation was merely a joke rather than a proposition. When the evidence can’t sufficiently convict you, the charges may be dismissed or you may be acquitted.
The bottom line is that if you have been charged with commercial sex solicitation, you need a qualified attorney to defend your rights and represent you in court. Jared Justice is here to help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us right away.