Solicitation is a serious offense that can have life-altering consequences for your life, career, and family. These charges can pack some very serious penalties and collateral consequences as they are in Chapter 2907 of the Ohio Revised Code – the same code section as other sex offenses such as Rape, Sexual Battery, and Gross Sexual Imposition.
Penalties for Solicitation in Ohio
- Up to six months in jail per incident (i.e. every visit the massage parlor may count as 1, or more, instances);
- A fine of up to $1,000.00;
- Probation for up to 5 years;
- A public record regarding this event.
In addition to this, there are a number of other penalties that people do not consider initially. Often, our clients ask themselves “What happens if my wife, or boss, finds out about this?” It is important that you immediately take steps to protect yourself from these charges.
Solicitation and Prostitution Charges
When we are discussing these types of charges we are not talking about the standard sex offense where one person forces themselves upon another, we are talking about conduct that for all purposes may be considered completely consensual but still very illegal. The embarrassment and hurt that can come from being charged with one of these offenses is significant and not something that should be taken lightly.
Professional Solicitation Defense Attorneys in the Cleveland, Ohio area
If you are facing criminal charges relating to solicitation charges whether it was the result of a massage parlor sting or any other form of police involvement, you do not want to sit around and wait. Take action now to protect yourself, your career, and your family from the impact that this charge may have on your life. The attorneys at Patituce & Associates are comprised of skilled attorneys including former felony-level prosecutors. Call (440) 471-7784 for a comprehensive review of your case at no cost to you.