Denver Prostitution Lawyer
Strategic Defense for Serious Sex Crimes
Though often acknowledged as the world’s oldest profession, prostitution
is considered a serious crime by Colorado law. In our state, both buying
and selling sex are criminal offenses. During recent years, Colorado law
enforcement officials have cracked down on prostitution-related crimes,
regularly staging undercover stings and monitoring social media sites
for signs of offenders.
There are many different ways you can be charged with prostitution, solicitation,
or a prostitution-related crime in Colorado. Penalties for these types
of crimes are severe in our state, and may include prison or jail time,
as well as heavy fines. If you are charged with prostitution, solicitation,
or a related offense, do not risk tough consequences and lifelong damage
to your reputation.
A skilled Denver criminal defense lawyer with experience in this kind of
case can help aggressively defend you against the charges discreetly. Call
(720) 548-2990 to schedule your consultation.
Different Types of Prostitution-Related Charges in Colorado
There are a variety of different criminal activities in Glendale, Englewood,
and beyond that can result in a
sex crimes charge. Below, we have listed some of the most common prostitution-related
crimes, along with their possible penalties.
Prostitution. You can be charged with prostitution if you perform, offer, or agree to
any kind of sexual act for money or something of value with anyone other
than your spouse. In Colorado, the crime is a Class 3 misdemeanor and
carries a possible jail sentence of up to six months, and a fine of up to $750.
Solicitation of a prostitute. Solicitation of a prostitute occurs when someone requests or arranges a
meeting with another with the intention of engaging in sexual activity
in exchange for money or anything of value. Soliciting a prostitute is
a Class 3 misdemeanor, and penalties can include a jail sentence of up
to six months and up to $750 in fines.
Patronizing prostitutes. You can be charged with patronizing a prostitute once you have already
committed a sexual activity with him or her. You may also be charged with
patronizing if you visit a brothel with the intention to engage in a sexual
act. Patronizing a prostitute is a Class 1 misdemeanor and may include
penalties of up to 18 months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. If you
are convicted, you may also be required to pay an additional fine of up
to $5,000 to an anti-prostitution organization.
Pimping. Pimping occurs when someone knowingly profits—either directly or
indirectly— from the earnings of another’s prostitution activities.
Pimping is a Class 3 felony and carries potential for incarceration in
a state prison for up to 12 years and up to $750,000 in fines.
Pandering. Pandering occurs when someone forces or coerces someone into prostitution
through violence, intimidation, or encouragement. You could also be charged
with pandering for arranging or offering to arrange a situation where
a person may practice prostitution.
Forcing through intimidation is a Class 5 felony, and punishable by up to three years in prison and
up to $100,000 in fines. Arranging prostitution is a Class 3 misdemeanor
and punishable by up to six months in jail and up to $750 in fines.
Making a display. You can be charged with the criminal offense of making a display if you
do or say anything that promotes prostitution in a public space. Prostitute
making display is a Class 1 petty offense and carries potential for up
to six months in jail and up to a $750 fine.
Child Prostitution. Prostitution crime charges, such as patronizing and soliciting, are elevated
when they involve someone under the age of 18. You can be charged with
this type of offense even if you were unaware that the child was under
the age of 18. Patronizing a child prostitute is a Class 3 felony, and
punishable by up to 12 years in prison and a $750,000 fine. Those who
are convicted are also required to register as sex offenders in Colorado,
and may lose their teaching credentials or teaching license.
Prostitution and Patronizing while Infected with HIV. If you engage in prostitution or patronize a prostitute while you know
you are infected with HIV, the penalties for these crimes become much
harsher. Anyone who is convicted of prostitution or patronizing is required
to be tested for HIV. Being infected while patronizing a prostitute is
a Class 5 felony and may be penalized with one to three years in prison
and up to $100,000 in fines. Patronizing a prostitute while infected with
HIV is a Class 6 felony and may be punished by up to 18 months in prison
and $100,000 in fines.
Any type of prostitution-related charge carries devastating and life-altering
consequences, including incarceration, heavy fines, and a criminal record.
If you have been charged with a prostitution-related crime in Colorado,
it is imperative to enlist the aid of a Denver sex crime attorney.
Contact Kevin Cahill for Fearless Representation for Any Type of Prostitution-Related Sex Crime
Being accused of prostitution, soliciting, or any other prostitution-related
crime can be frightening, upsetting, and embarrassing.
Kevin Cahill, an aggressive Denver prostitution lawyer, understands the precariousness
these types of charges, and can work to have your charges reduced or dropped
with speed, discretion, and expertise.
Contact Mr. Cahill at
(720) 548-2990 or fill out our
online form to discuss your options and begin planning your hard-hitting defense strategy today.