Overland Park Solicitation of Prostitution Defense Lawyer
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Have you been charged with Solicitation or a similar offense?

If you find yourself facing a charge for solicitation of a prostitute, patronizing a prostitute, or the same crime by another name you need help. A charge for solicitation of a prostitute can cause many problems aside from the criminal proceedings. It can cause problems with family, friends, your church, your job, as well as considerable embarrassment. The negative social stigma can be unbearable. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side from the outset of your arrest.

The criminal defense lawyers at Copley Roth & Davies LLC know that when you have been charged with a crime nothing can be more stressful. Your freedom, livelihood, family, and reputation are all on the line. The stakes simply do not get any larger. When you come in for your free consult you will be treated with respect and dignity, we are not here to judge you, only to help you through this problem.

We want to help you and answer your questions. Below are a list of commonly asked questions by people accused of solicitation of a prostitute, or a similar offense. Remember, the questions and answers below are not legal advice. Your particular circumstance may involve different legal issues. No internet site is a substitute for a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

If you or someone you love has been accused of solicitation of a prostitute,
call (913) 732-3014 for a free consultation.

What is the Kansas Law on Solicitation?

First we need to clarify, what solicitation is and what it is not. The term solicitation is a broad term that is often used incorrectly. The term solicitation itself has nothing to do with prostitution. Solicitation is a term that refers to one person asking or requesting another person to break the law. You can solicit someone to break most laws for example soliciting a theft, or soliciting a robbery. These types of solicitation cases are rare. The most common type of solicitation charges involve someone asking a prostitute to engage in a sexual act for money. It is so common that the term "solicitation" has taken over for the true and accurate term "solicitation of prostitution" or the most common charge of Patronizing a Prostitute.

State Statute
21-3515: Patronizing a prostitute. (1) Patronizing a prostitute is either:
(a) Knowingly entering or remaining in a house of prostitution with intent to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy or any unlawful sexual act with a prostitute; or
(b) knowingly hiring a prostitute to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy or any unlawful sexual act.
(2) Patronizing a prostitute is a class C misdemeanor.

What kind of punishment am I facing?

Under Kansas Law 21-4502, a class C misdemeanor is limited as such:

"Class C, the sentence for which shall be a definite term of confinement in the county jail which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed one month."

How much trouble am I really in?

It is a low level misdemeanor that usually involves a fine and in extreme cases a jail sentence. A person that is accused of Solicitation or a prostitute or patronizing a prostitute needs to understand that court is not where the final trouble ends. If a defendant gets a conviction for either of these charges then they will have a criminal record. That criminal record will have to be disclosed on job applications, school application, professional license applications, et cetra. The conviction will follow you around and you will have to explain the criminal charge many times in your life. It will also be used against you to build your criminal history score if you get in any more trouble in the future.

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