Prostitution & Solicitation Defense Lawyers in Grande Prairie
Many of our prostitution and solicitation clients ask the same question: what is solicitation for prostitution? If you or someone you know is asking this question, look for the answers from a criminal justice attorney at Slaferek Callihoo. Being arrested or charged with prostitution and solicitation related offenses can carry serious consequences if the charges are not handled properly. Solicitation and prostitution laws are very subjective and are often misrepresented in court. Our team of professionals will fight to have your solicitation of prostitution case heard fairly. Let a skilled criminal lawyer represent you today.
Prostitution Is Not Against The Law In Canada
It is not a crime to exchange sexual services for money in Canada. However, there are many laws that govern this exchange. For example, this exchange, either verbal or physical, cannot take place in a public space. This would be considered solicitation. Nor can the exchange take place in a dwelling that is habitually used for prostitution. There are also very serious laws surrounding the exchange of sexual services from an individual under the age of 18 years of age and concerning those individuals who profit from the avails of prostitution (or “pimping”). If you believe your case relates to any of these periphery laws, it is very important to have a criminal defense lawyer on your side.
How Do We Define Solicitation For Prostitution In Canada?
Article 213 contains The Soliciting Law in the Canadian Criminal Code. The law can be interpreted very loosely as to communicate with another person, in a public place, with the objective of practicing prostitution. The prosecution must prove that the worker has solicited the client for the means of exchanging sexual services. This can often be a very difficult thing to prove, especially if you have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney from Slaferek Callihoo on your side. Don’t let the misinterpretation of this law or the specifics of your case hurt you or your future. We can help.
Our Lawyers Will Fight Your Prostitution & Solicitation Charges
A solicitation for prostitution conviction can have serious ramifications for your future. You may face fines, imprisonment, mandatory participation in treatment programs, loss of property (vehicle) and even having your identity recorded on national sex-crime registries. We have successfully defended clients from these fates and the professional team at Slaferek Callihoo can do the same for you. Call or Email us today – 1-780-800-7619.