Ohio enforces strict penalties for sex crimes, especially those involving prostitution and solicitation. If you are facing similar charges, you need to act now to defend your future and your freedom. A conviction could lead to serious penalties, including fines, time behind bars, and other related consequences. You cannot afford to let your life be permanently disrupted by such serious criminal charges.
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Both prostitution and solicitation are considered illegal in the state of Ohio. In some cases, an individual may be forced to register as a sex offender for committing such a crime. Not only that, but these types of crimes often carry severe social stigmas, impacting one's reputation for years to come.
There are numerous charges an individual can face, including:
Even if you did not engage in any sexual acts, you could still be charged with a sex crime. All you have to do is stop, attempt to stop, or engage in conversation with an individual regarding prostitution. You can be charged for accepting or giving goods, money, or other items in exchange for sexual acts, even if they aren't committed. If charged with solicitation, you will likely be facing a third-degree felony, which can carry up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. If the individual involved is 18 or younger, the charges and penalties will increase.
Whatever type of prostitution or solicitation crime you are facing, you need to retain legal counsel. Reach out to our firm today.