Denver Prostitution Defense Attorneys
Facing Charges for a Prostitution-Related Crime?
When someone is charged with committing prostitution or another prostitution-related crime, they are potentially facing significant consequences. Prostitution is inherently a very private act, and when public criminal charges are levied against someone for prostitution, their lives can turn inside-out.
For example, if the accused were married with a family or occupied a position of public trust, an insinuation of guilt alone can have lasting repercussions on the defendant’s personal or professional life. That is why you should seek legal representation from a skilled Denver prostitution attorney with experience in prostitution defense cases.
At Fife Luneau, P.C., we have years of experience defending people against crimes involving prostitution. Backed by years of experience and a proven track record of success, you can count on us to provide you with unyielding advocacy, so your constitutional right to a fair trial is not infringed.
For more information call us at (720) 408-7130 or contact us online today.
Colorado Law on Prostitution
Under Colorado’s criminal code, Prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor. According to Colorado law, “any person who performs or offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual intercourse…in exchange for money or other thing of value commits prostitution.” C.R.S. 18-7-201(1).
A successful conviction for prostitution requires the prosecution to demonstrate the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- Performance or an agreement to perform;
- Any act of sexual intercourse;
- With any person who was not his or her spouse;
- In exchange for money or other valuable goods or service.
In addition to the act of prostitution, Colorado law also criminally prohibits the following acts related to prostitution.
- Soliciting for prostitution – this offense includes arranging a meeting for the purpose of prostitution and directing someone to a place of prostitution.
- Pandering – this offense involves someone inducing another person to commit prostitution or otherwise arranging a situation involving prostitution.
- Patronizing a prostitute – anyone who has sex with a prostitute for money or enters a place of prostitution with the intent of having sex with a prostitute is guilty of patronizing a prostitute.
- Pimping – under section 18-7-206 of Colorado’s revised statutes, “anyone who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, produced, or realized by any other person through prostitution commits pimping, which is a class 3 felony.”
Affirmative Defense for Victims of Human Trafficking
Many people who engage in prostitution do not do so voluntarily. Unfortunately, many prostitutes are forced into prostitution because they are victims of human trafficking. Thus, the defendant in a prostitution case proves by a preponderance of the evidence that they were a victim of human trafficking when the offense in question was committed, they are not guilty of committing the crime of prostitution.
Consult one of our Experienced Denver Prostitution Defense Attorneys for Advice
Charges for prostitution can involve very intimate details. Moreover, victims of human trafficking may be dealing with psychological trauma. If you are facing criminal charges for prostitution or other related offense, you should retain the professional legal services of a compassionate Denver prostitution defense attorney for legal representation. At Fife Luneau, P.C., we are dedicated to providing you with personalized and compassionate legal services that hold your experiences with the utmost respect and discretion.
Contact Fife Luneau, P.C. online or call our office at (720) 408-7130 today to arrange for a complimentary case evaluation.