Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ramsey County Prostitution Arrests
Sex offenses, including prostitution, can lead to serious criminal consequences --- this is why it is important to consult with an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.
Due to the increased number of police stings, more and more people are being charged with prostitution offenses. At the Rolloff Law Office we have seen two basic kinds of "stings."
The first is when an undercover police office puts an ad on an online sight such as www.backpage.com or www. minneapolis.craigslist.com advertising "services." When a customer (often a man) calls the number, the office will give basic information and there is usually an agreement on price. Then ... come more calls --- during the second phone call, the cop will give instructions on where to go (usually a hotel). When the customer arrives there, the officer will call again and tell him which room to go to. When the man enters the room, the cop will start with small talk, then turn the conversation to sexual acts and outfits. When the man puts the money somewhere in the open, the cop says some keyword, goes into the bathroom, and a group of cops enter the room and arrest the man.
The second is when undercover cops stand on a street and approach cars and offer their services. When some agreement is reached, the cop will tell the driver to go down the street, give the sign, and cops come and arrest the driver.
If you are charged with prostitution, you will likely be facing a Gross Misdemeanor --- a crime in the State of Minnesota that is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $3000 fine.
If you have been charged with prostitution, call The Rolloff Law Office at (612) 234-1165 to discuss your case and your options. It's FREE!