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. If you have been charged with solicitation, the criminal defense attorneys at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney are dedicated to protecting your legal rights.
Solicitation is described in Florida Statutes Annotated § 796.07. Like many other criminal offenses, the severity of the crime depends on a variety of circumstances. A first-time solicitation of an adult charge is considered a second-degree misdemeanor.
A second-degree misdemeanor in Florida can result in:
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.