As a serious sex crime, solicitation of prostitution charges and convictions can result in negative, life-altering repercussions. Under Illinois state law, offenders can be charged for solicitation as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. In either case, the criminal penalties are severe and can include large fines and terms of imprisonment as long as six months for misdemeanors and three years for felony convictions. Having a solicitation conviction on your criminal record can also result in several negative consequences to your personal life and can greatly limit your future mobility.
Solicitation of a Sexual Act (720 ILCS 5 § 11 14.1)
Solicitation charges most commonly arise when a person offers another person who is not their spouse any form of money, property, token, object, article, or anything of value to perform a sexual act. Solicitation of a sexual act is prosecuted as a Class B misdemeanor. Solicitation of a sexual act from a person who is under the age of 18 or who is severely or profoundly intellectually disabled is a Class 4 felony.
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Although solicitation cases are prosecuted aggressively, these charges can be beat with the assistance of deft, creative and unrelenting Chicago criminal defense attorneys from Okabe & Haushalter. With decades of experience and countless successful resolutions, our legal team has managed to accrue a list of accomplishments, awards and professional achievements that are far too long to list. Essentially, our recognition exemplifies the simple fact that we know how to win and that we stop as nothing when fighting on behalf of our clients. We strongly advise anyone facing solicitation charges to contact Okabe & Haushalter as soon as possible. Do not wait until it is too late.