Required

Peoria Solicitation Lawyer

Solicitation of a prostitute is illegal in Arizona, as it is in most states. A conviction of this kind can have devastating impacts on your life, making it more difficult to find a job, earn a living, and find a place to live. There is also the social stigma of a conviction and the potential embarrassment you might suffer if your family, friends, or employer were to find out.

Anyone facing these charges should contact one of our Peoria solicitation lawyers today for a free consultation, to discuss ways to move your case forward. There are several ways a criminal defense attorney could help you, including by apprising you of your rights and the potential consequences you face, coming up with a defense strategy, negotiating with prosecutors, and representing you in court. Your case will depend, in part, on your prior criminal record and the facts of the charge, so it is important that you call Grand Canyon Law Group RIGHT AWAY.

Solicitation Laws on the Books

Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3214 prohibits engaging in, agreeing to engage in, or offering to engage in sexual contact with another person in exchange for money or something else of value. Both prostitution and solicitation are included in this law – and the penalties are essentially the same. This charge is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500. A fifth conviction under this law becomes a Class 5 felony, with a minimum of six months in jail.

Additionally, A.R.S. § 13-3214 makes it a Class 6 felony to engage in these services while known to be HIV-positive, punishable by up to six years in prison. An experienced Peoria solicitation lawyer can advise someone on the Class of felony they are facing and discuss the best strategies for moving forward.

Benefits of Having Legal Representation

An experienced Peoria solicitation lawyer could challenge the government’s case against the defendant by questioning the evidence and the procedures surrounding the arrest. Any evidence obtained through a constitutional violation (unlawful search and seizure, failure to read Miranda rights, due process violations, et cetera) might be thrown out. At the very least, its impact and salience to the prosecution’s case can be reduced.

In the courtroom, a lawyer could challenge witnesses’ credibility and cross-examine them on behalf of the defendant. The lawyer could also push for a plea deal, reduced charge, probation, diversion program, or community service, perhaps in lieu of fines or jail time. Grand Canyon Law Group is familiar with the local courts in the area and may have some insight into how specific prosecutors and judges operate.

Alternatives to Jail Time and Fines

An experienced sexual solicitation attorney might be able to get their client in Peoria some sort of alternating sentencing deal, rather than have the client see jail time or fines. Probation would allow a defendant to remain in the community, under supervision, rather than go to jail. Another alternative is counseling or treatment programs, which are meant to address underlying issues, such as addiction or mental health problems.

Some cities may have their own diversion programs for these crimes, which may have work or educational components. All these are preferable to spending time in jail or paying a large fine. Additionally, defendants with no prior criminal record could see a charge dismissed or dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Contact a Peoria Solicitation Attorney for More Information

Call one of our talented Peoria solicitation lawyers today for a free consultation, to discuss how we might assist you during this difficult time. A conviction of this nature could have a huge negative impact on your life – Grand Canyon Law Group will do our best to find a favorable resolution for you.

The initial consultation is free and we are available 24/7, whenever you need to find legal help. Call us TODAY to get the best chance at a favorable outcome.

Get In Contact an Attorney at Grand Canyon Law Group Today

Start mounting your defense with a free consultation.

    The Grand Canyon Law Group Difference

    Free Consultation & Flexible Payment Plans
    Former Deputy County Attorney/Prosecutor
    Commitment to Keeping Our Clients Informed & Educated About Their Case
    Highly Awarded & Recognized By Independent Organizations
    Stellar Reputation Among Clients, Attorneys, Judges & Prosecutors