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Prostitution / Solicitation

Despite being referred to as "the world's oldest profession," the act of engaging in sexual relations for compensation is illegal. In Iowa, people are also prohibited from simply offering to engage in commercial sex.

The penalties for this crime can be quite serious. A person who is convicted of these types of charges faces the possibility of lengthy jail times and steep fines. Many of these cases involve a wrongful arrest during a sting operations. Law enforcement officers are being particularly agressive when using online message boards such as Backpage . com.

Attorney Prostitution Crimes in Des Moines, Iowa

A conviction for any type of prostitution offense can have profoundly damaging consequences for a person's personal and professional life. If you have been accused of selling, buying, or any other active role in sexual activity for compensation, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. defends clients accused of these crimes in the greater Des Moines area, including West Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston, Ankeny, and Altoona. We will proved an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call (515) 279-9700 today.


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Prostitution / Solicitation Offenses in Iowa

Chapter 725 of the Iowa Code contains several sections relating to “vice” crimes. A vice is viewed as an immoral or sinful behavior, and some of the offenses that are contained in state law include:

 

 


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Prostitution / Solicitation Penalties in Iowa

Convictions for any solicitation or prostitution crimes in Iowa can carry some substantial consequences, depending on the classification of the offense. Punishments can include:

 


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Iowa Prostitution / Solicitation Defenses

Whether you were caught in the midst of a sting operation by authorities or simple confusion about your intent led to you being arrested, it is important for you to understand that there are several defenses that can result in the charges against you being reduced or possibly even dismissed.

Some of these defenses for solicitation and prostitution crimes may include, but are not limited to:


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Additional Resources

Iowa Department of Human Services — The child prostitution of the human service agency contains links to report abuse and fraud, lists of services, and applications for assistance programs.

22 North Georgia Avenue #1
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 424-9977

Braking Traffik - Organization dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking in the Quad City area of Iowa and Illinois. Website contains links to get help, give donations, or participate in advocacy efforts.

2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52803

Polaris Project - Iowa page of global organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. Website contains links to publications, state laws, and local organizations.

Hotline: (888) 373-7888

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Find a Solicitation Lawyer in Des Moines, Iowa

Every case is different, and so is every client. McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. takes the time to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding an arrest, and we use that information to develop the strongest, most formidable defense for any person we represent.

Iowa law provides for different types of prostitution crimes including offering to sell or purchase, pimping by soliciting patron or sharing in earnings, pimping by furnishing room for the purpose of prostitution. 

Our firm provides aggressive defense for people in Warren County, Polk County, Madison County, Guthrie County, and Dallas County. Let us see how we can help you by calling to schedule a free and no obligation consultation.

Call (515) 279-9700 today.


This article was last updated on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

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