Solicitation Crimes in Illinois
Chicago Sex Crimes Attorney
Solicitation is defined as offering some sort of benefit, service, or monetary
compensation for another good or service that is considered illegal. In
most cases, solicitation is directly tied to
prostitution and so it is often considered a
sex crime. If you have been accused of solicitation by any means, you need to take
it seriously and take action. If you do not, the penalties could be harsh.
Considered a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, solicitation could trigger
the following penalties:
- Up to one year in jail
- $2,500 fine
- Two years of probation
- Community service
At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, our Chicago criminal defense attorney
can come to your aid when you have been accused of solicitation. We are
driven by uphold our clients’ rights, and we always strive to do
our best in the name of justice and fair treatment under the law.
Why should you choose our law firm for your defense case?
Solicitation Escalated to Patronization
In terms of solicitation as a sex crime, it is uncommon for the criminally
accused to just be charged with solicitation. Depending on the circumstances,
your alleged behavior of offering money or benefits for a sexual act from
a prostitute could be escalated to patronization crimes. Patronization
is the act of either engaging in sexual activity with a prostitute, or
merely having the intent to do so while in a location where prostitution
has occurred or will occur. More serious an offense than solicitation,
you could be charged with a felony if it is determined that you were soliciting
with the intent to patronize a prostitute.
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Even though in many regards solicitation is a relatively low-level and
nonviolent sex crime, the state of Illinois could still require you to
register with a sex offender list. Do not allow your very reputation to
be destroyed by one arrest. Fight back with the help of our Chicago sex
crimes lawyer today.
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