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St. Charles solicitation defense attorney

The act of trading cash or other property for sexual contact is against the law in Illinois. Being charged with soliciting a prostitute can lead not only to criminal penalties, but also shame and embarrassment. If you have been accused of solicitation of a sexual act, you could face steep fines, jail time, and severe damage to your personal reputation and professional career. In some cases, your charges may be based on wrongful accusations. Regardless of your situation, it is essential that you speak with a criminal defense attorney right away if you are facing charges for any type of sexual offense.  

Many Prostitution Charges Are a Result of a Police Sting Operation

If you exchange money for some type of sexual activity in Illinois, you may be arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute. However, you do not have to actually be caught in the act of trading money for sex in order to face prostitution charges. You can also be arrested for solicitation for simply agreeing to trade money or property for sexual activity. For example, if you plan an exchange with someone through a website like Craigslist, you could be charged with solicitation even if you never physically meet up with that person.

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Illinois defense attorney, Illinois criminal lawyer, escort service, A 29-year-old Woodstock, Illinois woman was recently arrested for offering sexual acts in exchange for money to an undercover police officer. At the time, two of her children were home. They have since been placed with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. An investigation into her activities began in October after complaints by neighbors about suspicious activity at her apartment. The Woodstock police and the McHenry County sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force carried out an operation in which an undercover officer met with the woman. The officer contacted her after she posted online about prostitution. The woman has been charged with two counts of endangering the life and health of a child, one count of prostitution, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of possession of cannabis, all of which are misdemeanor offenses.

Prostitution

Under Illinois law, the offense of prostitution is committed by performing, offering, or agreeing to perform a sexual act, for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, in exchange for anything of value. Prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by any combination of:

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