Although it is true that prostitution is not considered a criminal act in Canada, there are laws that make many of the activities associated with prostitution illegal. Based in Edmonton, the defence lawyers at Haryett & Company are dedicated to protecting your rights, should you find yourself facing solicitation or prostitution charges. Just because you have been arrested and charged with offenses relating to solicitation and prostitution, does not mean that you are a criminal, or that you must have the charges on your record permanently. To learn about your options and discuss defence strategies with an experienced criminal defence lawyer, call us today.
Trading money for sexual services is not a criminal offense. However if you are found to be engaging in sexual acts in a public space – inside your vehicle counts – or a common bawdy house, living off the avails of prostitution (commonly referred to as pimping), or suspected of buying or communicating about buying sexual favours from a minor, the penalties can be severe.
If you are convicted of solicitation or prostitution in the Alberta courts, penalties could include:
Defend against Charges of Solicitation and Prostitution
The laws revolving around solicitation and prostitution are relatively loose and are up for interpretation. If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a prostitution or solicitation offense, the prostitution charge defence team at Haryett & Company know the letter of the law and will aggressively work on your behalf to refute the police’s charges and the prosecution’s case.