Sunday, March 31, 2013

MN Prostitution & Solicitati (Explained)

Prostitution is defined in the State of Minnesota as the act of engaging, agreeing to or offering to engage in sexual contact or sexual penetration for a fee. Prostitution is closely connected to solicitation, pandering, loitering with the intent to prostitute and sex trafficking. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, if you or someone you love has been cited for this offense - contact an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law

Prostitution and solicitation cases come in many forms, including:

  • Engaging in any sexual activity for money
  • Loitering in a public place with the intent to prostitute
  • Induce (or solicit) an individual to practice prostitution
  • Promotes the prostitution of an individual (pimping)
  • Prostitutes in a school or park zone
As I'm sure you acknowledge, ANY prostitution conviction is a serious criminal offense that should not be taken lightly. Whether you are the patron or the prostitute, you could be looking at severe fines and prison time if you are found guilty.


If you are convicted of prostitution you could be looking at a sentence as high as 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. In most instances, however, prostitution is considered a misdemeanor offense and comes with a $1000 fine and 90 days in jail. However, your penalty will depend on a number of things including your criminal history, the intent of your crime, where and when the crime took place and the people involved.

Sex crimes are serious. Although prostitution is often classified as a misdemeanor offense this does not mean you should try to fight this arrest on your own. Anything you say to the arresting officer can be used against you at a later date. Your best move is to remain calm and silent and speak to the Rolloff Law Office.  Feel free to call today: (612) 234-1165 if you have additional questions about your prostitution arrest? 

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