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Solicitation Attorneys in Phoenix

Accused of Soliciting Sex in Arizona?

When a person does anything to encourage or request another person to engage in prostitution, they can be arrested and charged with a crime known as solicitation. If you are facing solicitation charges, you should contact a Phoenix solicitation defense lawyer from MayesTelles PLLC right away.

Not only have we successfully handled thousands of state and federal cases, Attorney Telles is a former Maricopa County prosecutor, which gives us critical insight into what the state is looking for when it is prosecuting criminal cases.

Encouraging or Facilitating Prostitution

Despite the fact that prostitution involves two consensual adults engaging in perhaps the oldest profession in existence, the act and anything remotely connected to it is criminalized in Arizona. Solicitation in Arizona is found under A.R.S. § 13-1002.

A person is guilty of solicitation if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, the person:

  • Commands prostitution
  • Encourages prostitution
  • Requests prostitution
  • Solicits another person to engage in prostitution

Solicitation is the crime of encouraging or inducing another to commit the crime of prostitution or join in the crime of prostitution. For instance, solicitation can refer to the prostitute offering sexual pleasures for pay, or it can refer to a customer attempting to hire a prostitute.

What are the penalties for solicitation?

Prostitution is generally a Class 1 misdemeanor in Arizona; thus, if a person tried to solicit prostitution (a Class 1 misdemeanor), they would be charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor for solicitation. However, solicitation is a Class 2 misdemeanor if the offense solicited is a Class 6 felony.

Under A.R.S. § 13-707, the terms of imprisonment for misdemeanors are as follows:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor – six months maximum
  • Class 2 misdemeanor – four months maximum
  • Class 3 misdemeanor – maximum of 30 days

Contact MayesTelles PLLC for a risk-free case evaluation!

At MayesTelles PLLC, we don't want you to have to go to jail for a solicitation charge, nor do we want you to have to endure the embarrassment that goes along with this seemingly minor offense. Our Phoenix solicitation attorneys respect your privacy and will work diligently to mitigate, if not eliminate the sentencing and penalties you are currently facing.

Accused of soliciting a prostitute in Arizona? Contact our Phoenix solicitation lawyers to schedule your free, confidential consultation today: (602) 428-7104.

We've Won Thousands of Cases

  • Multiple Counts of Sex Crimes

    Our client faced multiple charges, including: Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Voyeurism, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. We were able to get our client's charges reduced to one count of Negligent Child Abuse.

  • Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses

    Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Client Charged with Prostitution

    MayesTelles was able to achieve a case dismissal on behalf of a client charged with Prostitution.

  • Dangerous Crime Against Children Charge

    Our client was charged with Sexual Conduct with a Minor, which in Arizona is a Dangerous Crime Against Children. We were able to take this serious felony sex offense and achieve a complete case dismissal for our client.

  • Client Acquitted in Jury Trial

    Client JG was charged with Indecent Exposure, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, in the East Mesa Justice Court. We had a jury trial and JG was acquitted of the charge.

  • Child Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and Aggravated Assault

    Client RJ was falsely accused of 18 counts Child Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and Aggravated Assault. During the course of their representation, the attorneys at MayesTelles were able to force the State to dismiss half of the counts. The case proceeded to trial on the remaining counts. Following a lengthy trial, the jury acquitted RJ of all charges.

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