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Solicitation Charges in FL
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Solicitation occurs when someone communicates with another person for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity for money or another type of compensation. This transaction can occur in person or over a technological device like a computer or smartphone.
Whether your case involves solicitation of a minor or an adult, you need an attorney who will be aggressive in your defense and work their hardest to get the best possible outcome in your case. You have TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to trust your serious legal matter to an experienced attorney. If you are charged with solicitation, the attorneys at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney are dedicated to protecting your legal rights.
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SOLICITATION PENALTIES IN FL
Solicitation is described in Florida Statutes Annotated § 796.07. Like many other criminal offenses, the severity of the crime depends on a number of different circumstances. A first-time solicitation of an adult charge is considered a second-degree misdemeanor.
A second-degree misdemeanor in Florida can result in:
- Up to $500 in fines
- Up to 60 days in jail
These penalties can increase with subsequent convictions. If the solicitation involves a minor, this charge can easily become a felony, which can result in significant prison time.
If you or a loved one have been charged with this crime, it is critical you start exploring your defense options. Many of these cases involve entrapment by law enforcement or rely on digital evidence, and a favorable outcome requires knowledgeable and assertive counsel ready to properly illustrate the facts of the case.
We’re ready to help defend your future and reputation. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.