The crime of solicitation of prostitution occurs when a person agrees to pay for sex, and takes action to further that agreement. No sexual act is needed in order to be charged, since "Solicitation" involves merely encouraging someone to commit a crime.
Solicitation of a Prostitute charges can result in the various consequences, such as fines, community service, jail time, and impounding of the car used during prostitute solicitation.
In Florida, the penalties for engaging in prostitution increases when the defendant has prior convictions for prostitution.
A first offense may be charged as a second degree misdemeanor, which can result in a term of imprisonment for up to 60 days, a fine in an amount up to $500, or both.
Second offenses are charged as a first degree misdemeanor, which can bring a one-year prison term and a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
A third offense can result in a third degree felony charge. Those convicted face a potential five-year prison sentence and the fine of up to $5,000.
If you're facing prostitution or solicitation of a prostitute charges, contact Blaine today to discuss your rights under law.