Perhaps the biggest issue with arrests involving allegations of the solicitation of a prostitute is entrapment and the actions of undercover police officers. In principle, undercover officers are not supposed to entice or encourage illegal activity. As such, an undercover officer posing as a prostitute is not supposed to approach prospective “Johns,” relentlessly encourage them to offer a price or behave in a sexually suggestive manner that involves sexual contact and touching. At the New Brunswick criminal defense office of Jack Venturi Law, our sexual offense attorneys have the knowledge and resources needed to identify questionable police reports, contradictory eyewitness testimony and misconduct on the part of undercover officers.
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If you’ve been arrested for soliciting a prostitute, contact New Brunswick sex crimes attorney, Jack Venturi, today to schedule a discreet, confidential consultation protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Under New Jersey law, soliciting a prostitute involves either offering to engage or engaging in sexual activity in exchange for money or property. Consequently, if an offer to pay someone for having sex is made either in person or over the Internet, the person making the offer could be charged with solicitation under state law. Technically, this means whether you’re offering to pay for sex or offering to provide sexual services for money, you’ll be charged under the same criminal statute.
While each case is different and it may be possible to reduce the sentence or charges against you, in general, the following penalties are attached to a conviction for solicitation:
Before you talk to prosecutors or consider a plea bargain, it’s essential you understand your rights and how the criminal justice system works in these kinds of cases. Depending on your criminal record and the circumstances surrounding your case, it may be possible to have the charges against you dismissed or, at the very least, reduced. To learn how we can help you, call 732-247-3340 or email New Brunswick sex crimes defense attorney, Jack Venturi.