Soliciting & Prostitution Charges
Contact Our Proven Noblesville Criminal Defense Attorneys for Help
The state of Indiana has prohibited prostitution and the solicitation of
prostitutes. Indiana Code § 35-45-4-3 states that in order to be
convicted of prostitution or soliciting a prostitute, a person must either
engage or agree to engage in
sexual conduct in exchange for money or other compensation. This means a sexual act does
not even need to occur in order to be convicted of soliciting a prostitute,
the mere agreement can constitute the crime.
If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation of a prostitute,
our Noblesville criminal defense attorneys can help. At
The Criminal Defense Team, we have thousands of cases of criminal defense experience, and our record
makes us highly qualified to navigate your case.
Don’t face your prostitution or solicitation charges alone. Call
the experienced legal advocates at The Criminal Defense Team for a
free consultation today.
Penalties & Consequences of Prostitution
Prostitution and soliciting prostitution carry heavy penalties, including
a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life and could
impact your ability to seek employment, apply for things like loans or
credit, or even choose where you live. First offenses are considered Class
A misdemeanor offenses, and can receive a sentence of up to a year in
jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
Those convicted of prostitution or soliciting face penalties including:
- Jail or prison sentences up to twenty years
- Fines up to $10,000
- Mandatory registry as a sex offender
- Revocation of public licenses, such as teaching licenses
It’s also worth noting that related actions, such as promoting prostitution
or pandering are also illegal and can be charged as serious offenses.
For more information on your prostitution charge and what penalties you
could be facing, call our firm today.
Get a Dedicated Advocate in Your Corner
As with any sex crime, prostitution or solicitation can leave someone with
criminal record and even mandatory registration as a sex offender. With
the difficulties and complexities of the Indiana legal code system, it
is not advised that you attempt to battle the legal system on your own.
The team at The Criminal Defense Team has the experience and the in-depth
knowledge you need to mount an effective, hard-hitting legal defense.
To speak with us,
contact The Criminal Defense Team at 888.988.5659 today.