Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Minnesota Prostitution Charges (Explained)

Law Enforcement Departments in Minnesota have increased their enforcement of Minnesota’s Prostitution Laws.   They regularly conduct STINGS on the internet, using phony advertising in Backpage for example.   These increase during conventions and events like the 2018 Super Bowl.   If you have been caught up in something like this --- you should contact an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer

What Is Prostitution in Minnesota?

Prostitution is defined 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. Some of the charges that you may be facing if arrested for prostitution include:
  • Engaging in any sexual activity for moneyLoitering in a public place with the intent to prostitute;
  • Induce (or solicit) an individual to practice prostitution;
  • Promotes the prostitution of an individual (pimping);
  • Receives profit that it is derived from the prostitution, or the promotion of the prostitution, of an individual of any age; and
  • Prostitutes in a school or park zone.

Any prostitution charge/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 facing any accusation related to prostitution or solicitation, your first step should be to contact a qualified Minnesota Prostitution Lawyer.

If you are busted as a customer, promoter (alleged human trafficking) or as a person engaging in prostitution, it goes beyond the penalties.   There is embarrassment.   Further, there are often underlying chemical or emotional issues which the court will expect to be addressed.   You need an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer at your side during these difficult times.  

Contact The Rolloff Law Office for a confidential telephone consultation: (612) 234-1165. There is no fee until you hire us.  We represent individuals charged with prostitution throughout Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties.

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