Prostitution and Solicitation
What does the law say?
A. It shall further be unlawful:
1. To engage in prostitution, lewdness, or assignation;
2. To solicit, induce, entice, or procure another to commit an act of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, with himself or herself;
3. To reside in, enter, or remain in any house, place, building, or other structure, or to enter or remain in any vehicle, trailer, or other conveyance with the intent of committing an act of prostitution, lewdness, or assignation; or
4. To aid, abet, or participate in the doing of any of the acts prohibited in paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of this subsection.
Misdemeanor v Felony
While engaging in prostitution is in and of itself a misdemeanor, there are certain factors that could allow the State to charge you with a felony. For example, if a person engages in prostitution within 1000 feet of a church or school, then the State can charge you with a felony. If this is the case the sentencing range changes from a maximum of one (1) year in the Tulsa County Jail to up to five (5) years in the Department of Corrections. This can also be the case if a person chooses to engage in prostitution with the knowledge that they have a sexually transmitted disease. Prostitution can also be charged as a felony if it involves a minor. Make sure you call us so that we can guide you through the process and fight for you and your rights. We will always treat you with respect and dignity.
Stay safe and stay silent. You have the right to defense and you should always take full advantage of that right. A conviction for engaging in prostitution carries a stigma that can harm your employment or cause you grief. Without proper representation, the State can set you up for failure that could cause lots of inconvenience and unnecessary aggravation. Let us set you up for success!
If you are accused of engaging in prostitution be sure to contact the aggressive and compassionate attorneys at Boeheim Freeman Law, who will fight for you and your rights!
The best criminal lawyers will argue about illegal stops, entrapment, unconstitutional seizure, unwarranted searches, statistics, authentication procedures, evidentiary rules and police error. Even if you do something for the right reasons, there are still many ways that police can use your actions against you. You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but knows how to argue it effectively. Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise and training go to work for you.