Minneapolis Prostitution Lawyer
In Minnesota, it is illegal to solicit sex for money, accept money for sex, or to direct others to participate in the exchange of sex for money (pimping or promoting prostitution).
Committed Prostitution Defense In Minnesota
Prostitution is taken very seriously in Minnesota. Human trafficking has become a seminal issue in different parts of the country, and Minnesota is no different. Prostitution may be charged under a variety of circumstances, including:
- Loitering in a public place with the intent to prostitute
- Exchanging any type of sexual activity for money
- Promoting the prostitution of an individual
- Inducing an individual to practice prostitution
- Receiving profit that is gained from prostitution and the promotion of prostitution of another person of any age
- Soliciting in a park or school zone
Fighting Prostitution Penalties
In Minnesota, the most common prostitution offenses are Misdemeanors, with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, under certain circumstances, a prostitution charge can be Gross Misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Under rare circumstances, prostitution can be charged as a Felony, with a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and $40,000. The charges and penalties depend on what occurred, the age of the person being prostituted, previous arrests, the location the crime took place, and the role being played (pimp, John, or prostitute).
An experienced defense lawyer will fully investigate your case, formulate a viable defense, and advocate on your behalf. The hard work of an experienced defense lawyer can result in avoiding a conviction for prostitution. Often times, a prostitution case will be resolved with a diversion program, a stay of adjudication or a continuance for dismissal. If these options cannot be negotiated, a trial may be necessary. In all aspects of a prostitution case, you need an experienced defense lawyer on your side.
Regardless of why you have been charged, it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you so that you can move on with your life.
- Collateral Consequences for Prostitution
- Engaging in Prostitution – Patron/John
- Inducement/Promotion of Prostitution
Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today
If you have been accused of prostitution or a prostitution-related offense, having the proper legal representation by your side can make a considerable difference in the outcome of your case. To learn more about how Carson Heefner can help you, call 612-202-8971 to request a free consultation.