Solicitation Crimes in Chicago
A Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights
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.
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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.
Make Your Case a Priority
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 criminal defense lawyer today.
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