Minneapolis Solicitation Defense Lawyer

When an individual is accused of persuading someone to commit a sexual act with the promise of money, the criminal charge that is filed is called solicitation. If you are charged with solicitation of prostitution, your life and future may be in jeopardy, as this is a serious sex crime charge that can appear on your permanent criminal record if you are convicted.

At the Law Offices of Mitchell A. Robinson, P.A., in Minneapolis, we have the experience you need to protect your rights when facing solicitation charges. Criminal defense attorney Mitchell A. Robinson has been handling these and other types of criminal law matters throughout the Twin Cities area for over 27 years. He can help you understand the seriousness of your case and the options you have for seeking a resolution.

Whether you are pursuing a dismissal of the charges or a plea bargain, take action now. Contact a Minneapolis solicitation defense attorney at our firm by calling 888-353-8504.

Internet Solicitation

In today's society, where every home has a computer and access to the Internet, many sex crime cases stem from the Internet. This is the same with solicitation matters. Many individuals are accused of using the Web in order to solicit prostitution or commit other prostitution-related crimes. If you are accused of Internet solicitation, our firm can be your defense. We take the time to thoroughly investigate these complex cases and enlist forensic computer experts when needed.

Penalties Upon Conviction

If you are convicted of solicitation, you may be facing a range of consequences.

  • Prison time: Up to 20 years
  • Monetary fines: Up to $40,000

Though these numbers may seem extreme, it is important to note that the courts take a variety of factors into consideration when determining an actual punishment on a solicitation charge. Though some factors can increase the severity of the punishments, most lessen them, especially if the offense is a misdemeanor and not a felony. Factors to consider can include:

  • Where the crime occurred
  • The circumstances surrounding the crime
  • The offender's criminal history
  • The victim's age

Contact a St. Paul Solicitation Defense Attorney

Are you fighting a solicitation charge in the Minneapolis area? Attorney Robinson will meet with you and assess your case during a free consultation. To schedule your consult, either call our Minneapolis office at 612-360-2839 or contact us online.