Prostitution, Solicitation and Pimping in Colorado

If you have been accused of prostitution or if you have become the victim of an undercover police operation that caught you in the wrong place at the wrong time, you need a passionate criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. At the O'Malley Law Office, we will fight for your interests and your reputation.

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Understanding Prostitution, Solicitation, and Pimping Charges

  • Prostitution: In Colorado, a prostitution conviction requires prosecutors to prove that a person performs or offers to perform an act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation or anal intercourse with any person not his spouse in exchange for money or other value.
  • Solicitation: Likewise, to be convicted for soliciting for prostitution in Colorado it must be proven that:
    • A person solicits another for the purpose of prostitution
    • Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution
    • Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution

Both prostitution and soliciting for prostitution are Class 3 misdemeanors in Colorado and carry a possible jail sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to $750.

  • Pimping: Pimping (C.R.S. 18-7-206) however, is a Class 3 felony and carries possible incarceration in the Colorado Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $750,000. The criminal elements of pimping require proof that the accused:
    • Knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, procured or realized by any other person through prostitution.

While Denver and other Colorado counties like Larimer and Weld do not consider prostitution and soliciting for prostitution "sex offenses" for the purpose of the Colorado sex offender registry, patronizing a prostituted child (C.R.S. 18-7-406) is considered a sex offense and requires those convicted of the crime to register as sex offenders and to be supervised by the state for an indeterminate period of their lives as the state deems necessary (C.R.S. 18-1.3-1001).

We Will Fight Hard to Protect You

The consequences of a conviction for prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-201) in Colorado extend far beyond the possible criminal penalties. The social stigma and shame associated with prostitution or soliciting for prostitution (C.R.S. 18-7-202) can lead to the breakdown of marital trust, the loss of a job, and embarrassment within one's social group.

Many times police departments organize complex sting operations in order to bring about prostitution and solicitation arrests. These undercover operations can bring up the possible legal defense of entrapment, and those accused of prostitution or solicitation should have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on their side who can expertly argue such a defense.

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Don't let the Colorado government invade your sexual privacy. If you have been charged with prostitution, pimping, or solicitation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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