If you were arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Phoenix, a conviction can affect you for the rest of your life. You are advised to obtain legal representation from a highly skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney Jeremy Geigle has represented many clients who have been arrested for soliciting a prostitute and he has the knowledge and focus that is required to obtain the most favorable results possible.
Arizona Definition of Soliciting a Prostitute:
Ariz. Rev. Stat. 13-3211:
- “Prostitution” means engaging in or agreeing or offering to engage in sexual conduct under a fee arrangement with any person for money or any other valuable consideration.
Penalties for Soliciting a Prostitute in Phoenix, Arizona:
- First offense: 15 days jail
- Subsequent offenses: up to 6 months
- If 4th offense or greater, felony classification possible
- Sex offender registration possible
- May affect college or graduate school acceptance, federal student loans or graduation
- May affect employment, professional membership
Defending Against Soliciting a Prostitute in Phoenix:
It is well known that the police often use female officers to pose as prostitutes to induce and entrap “Johns” with the intent to make an arrest. Defenses against soliciting a prostitute include:
- Entrapment – in cases where the defendant was actually induced into hiring a prostitute as a result of the prostitute approaching the defendant and “coming on to him.”
- Not reading the arrestee his Miranda rights – the defendant may have provided self-incriminating information without realizing that he had the right to remain silent
- Illegal arrest – police may not have followed proper procedure to make the arrest
- Warrantless arrest – without a warrant, an arrest may be invalid
- Warrantless search – premises may not be searched without a warrant in many circumstances
- Lack of probable cause – arrests are often invalidated due to a lack of probable cause
Free Case Evaluation with Phoenix Attorney Jeremy Geigle of Jackson White:
An arrest for soliciting a prostitute may have serious consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. Attorney Jeremy Geigle understands that you are in a compromised position and that you need skillful, experienced legal representation from a Phoenix criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. Attorney Geigle is a caring and compassionate attorney with a sincere desire to help his clients get on with their lives. He offers affordable rates and financing in an effort to make superior legal representation available even in a tight economy. Jeremy is a concerned, genuine and dedicated attorney who will be there by your side to help you every step of the way during this difficult time in your life. For a free case consultation – with the opportunity to ask questions about your case – call Attorney Jeremy Geigle at 480-818-9943.