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Defending Those Who Have Been Accused Of Solicitation in Florida

If you're facing solicitation charges in Florida, you need an experienced sex crimes lawyer to protect your rights and provide you with the best possible defense. At Williams Legal, we understand how serious solicitation charges can be, which is why we are here to help you navigate the legal complexities of your case.

Call Williams Legal today at (386) 277-1166 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our solicitation attorney in DeLand.

What is Solicitation?

Solicitation is a legal term that refers to enticing, encouraging, or persuading another person to engage in illegal activities, often of a sexual nature. In Florida, solicitation typically involves soliciting prostitution, a serious offense under state law.

Solicitation charges can arise when an individual attempts to commit sexual activity in exchange for money or other valuable considerations. Law enforcement takes This offense seriously, and those accused of solicitation can face severe consequences if convicted.

What are the Penalties for Solicitation in Florida?

Penalties for solicitation in Florida can vary depending on several factors, including the specific circumstances of the case and any prior criminal history. However, there are common penalties associated with solicitation convictions:

  • Criminal Record: A solicitation conviction can result in a permanent criminal record, which can have long-lasting negative effects on your personal and professional life.
  • Fines: Individuals convicted of solicitation may face fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the offense.
  • Probation: In some cases, the court may impose probation as part of the sentence. This can involve regular check-ins with a probation officer, mandatory counseling, and other conditions.
  • Jail Time: Depending on the circumstances, individuals convicted of solicitation may also face incarceration. Jail sentences may range from a few days to several months or more.
  • Mandatory HIV Testing: In Florida, individuals convicted of solicitation may be required to undergo mandatory HIV testing, with the results reported to the Department of Health.

It's important to note that Florida has a "zero-tolerance" approach to solicitation, and the penalties can escalate for repeat offenders. This underscores the critical importance of seeking legal representation if facing solicitation charges.

Defenses Against Solicitation Charges

Some possible defenses against solicitation charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: In some cases, it may be possible to argue that you did not have the intent to solicit prostitution or engage in illegal activities. We can thoroughly investigate the circumstances to determine if this defense is applicable to your case.
  • Entrapment: If law enforcement engaged in entrapment or coercion to induce you to commit solicitation, this can be a valid defense. We can scrutinize the actions of law enforcement to determine if entrapment played a role in your case.
  • False Accusations: False accusations can and do happen. We can work diligently to uncover any evidence that supports your innocence and contradicts the accusations against you.
  • Violation of Rights: We can also examine whether your constitutional rights had been violated during the arrest or investigation process. If your rights were infringed upon, it may lead to a dismissal of charges or reduced penalties.

Contact Our DeLand Solicitation Attorney Today

If you or someone you know is facing solicitation charges in Florida, don't wait to seek legal assistance. The consequences of a solicitation conviction can be severe and long-lasting. Our DeLand solicitation lawyer will carefully review the details of your case, explore all available defenses, and work tirelessly to defend your rights and secure the best possible outcome.

Contact Williams Legal today to get started on your defense with our DeLand solicitation lawyer.

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