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Patronizing a Prostitute Charges in Arapahoe County

patronizing-prostitute-charges-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgPatronizing a prostitute charges occur in Arapahoe County when someone engages in a sexual act with a prostitute. Additionally, even entering or remaining in a place where prostitution occurs intending to participate is unlawful in Arapahoe County. This offense goes beyond offering money for sex, which is soliciting a prostitute in Colorado. Any accusations or charges surrounding sex with a prostitute requires one to proceed carefully and quickly contact an experienced sex crimes attorney.

Things to Know About Patronizing a Prostitute in Colorado

CRS 18-7-205 defines the specific conduct of patronizing a prostitute in the state of Colorado. A person commits this crime in Aurora, Centennial, or Englewood if they:

  • engage in sexual acts with a prostitute,
  • OR enter or remain in a place of prostitution with the intent to engage in sexual acts

It is important to note that prostitution crimes amplify once a man or woman enters the location or engages in sexual behavior with a prostitute. At this point, the actor may have already committed soliciting for prostitution by exchanging the funds for sex or oral sex to take place. Solicitation is a lesser offense than patronizing as the physical sexual contact may have been agreed upon but hasn't yet occurred.

Is Having Sex with a Prostitute a Misdemeanor in Colorado?

The consequences of a patronizing a prostitute conviction depend on some specific facts regarding the case itself. Typically, engaging in sexual acts with a prostitute is a class 1 misdemeanor in Arapahoe County possibly resulting in:

  • 6 - 18 months in county jail,
  • fines of up to $10,000

However, penalties amplify significantly when the prostitute is a juvenile under the age of 18. Patronizing a prostituted child is a class 3 felony, potentially resulting in penalties of:

  • 4 - 12 years in prison,
  • six-figure fines,
  • sex offender registration

Colorado Prostitution Crime Defense Attorney

If facing charges of patronizing or soliciting a prostitute, it is essential that you exercise caution. Don't talk to law enforcement or provide statements of any kind to investigators. Instead, contact our office for a free consultation. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully representing clients facing different prostitution charges. Perhaps you didn't know the person was a prostitute, you weren't aware the location was used for that, or there was police misconduct.

Don't let a misunderstanding or accusation of being a "john" derail your future. We offer same-day jail visits, affordable fees, and flexible payment plans for those under investigation or facing allegations throughout Colorado.

If you or someone you know is being accused of patronizing a prostitute in Colorado, be smart. Contact the strategic criminal defense firm O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.

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