Denver Police Prostitution Stings and Solicitation Stings
Police prostitution stings on Colfax in Denver are common. In order to support a conviction, police officers must stick to a detailed game plan and gather evidence after certain elements are covered. In other cases, we see men seeking companionship or a massage, with no evidence of sexual intent. Let us help you challenge charges stemming from unfair accusations of Prostitution or Solicitation in Denver and across Colorado. Your future is worth the best help available.
Solicitation and Prostitution are Different in Douglas County and Jefferson County – A Lawyer Says “Don’t be Mischarged”
A) Prostitution, under Colorado law C.R.S. 18-7-201, involves anyone agreeing to perform a sex act in exchange for money or anything of value. Think about what you said and what the officer said. Remember, they will have audio and video recordings.
B) Solicitation, located at C.R.S. 18-7-202, involves soliciting another person for prostitution. Be careful about what you say and do. Don’t “solicit” in the traditional sense. Pursue a relationship. Read the difference between Prostitution, Pimping and Pandering in Colorado.
These charges are commonly charged in Aurora, Lakewood, Glendale and Northglenn. Police love to use Craigslist or Backpage, where they set up a massage or escort service staffed by police and police operatives. Don’t be fooled by something which seems too good to be true. Detectives and undercover officers can read too, and they pretend to be in the same business under the same terms. They will also stake out these locations and arrest you. We have seen them set up a business several times, and then ask the man what he wants in exchange for his money. Why not just ask for a true massage before discussing anything else. Do you think a police officer is going to give you a massage up front? Never, it would be too demeaning to them.
Prostitution in Adams County and Arapahoe County: Is An Exchange for Sex a Crime?
We have found men offering a free place to stay in exchange for “companionship” or sex. This offer is made public by advertisement on Craigslist. In Adams County and Arapahoe County, officers and searching through ads pretending to be interested in the offer. Women officers pretend to be interested. Detectives have cute officers who will respond to the ad in person and then arrest you once the details are revealed. How does a man avoid discussion about the trade of housing for sex? It is impossible at some point, and then you will be charged. Don’t fall into the trap and end up with a sexual offense on your record. Did you know that under some Public Nuisance laws your car or house can be seized? That is the ultimate penalty for a simple prostitution crime.
Our law firm has experience with many solicitation and prostitution crimes in Colorado, including Denver County Court and Denver City Court. Don’t risk your life. Call the best prostitution and solicitation criminal defense lawyers at our office at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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