Soliciting a Sexual Act
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According to Illinois law, solicitation of a sexual act is a
sex crime defined as “when any person offers another person who is not his
or her spouse money, property, token, object, article, or anything of
value to perform any act of sexual penetration, fondling or touching of
the genital area, or other contact intended to lead to sexual gratification.”
If you are arrested for soliciting a sexual act, typically your mugshot
will be placed in the newspaper. A conviction can be extremely humiliating
and can often lead to negative social stigmas. These days “johns”
are treated more harshly than sex workers.
A conviction of soliciting a sexual act is a Class A misdemeanor. A first-time
conviction can result in a jail sentence of up to 364 days and a fine
of up to $2,500. However, if the act takes place within 1,000 feet of
a school, a person could face Class 4 felony charges, which could lead
to a three-year prison sentence.
A second conviction could lead to penalties related to a Class 4 felony,
including three years in prison and a huge legal fine. Likewise, if a
vehicle was involved in the crime and was impounded, it may cost up to
$2,000 to retrieve the car.
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A conviction of solicitation could lead to serious consequences, both financially
and socially. Law enforcement has been cracking down on solicitation through
undercover stings on Craigslist. If you’ve been accused of solicitation,
make sure you have a
skilled criminal defense attorney in Arlington Heights and surrounding Chicago areas on your side. Ahmad
Law Firm is equipped to tailor your defense to your particular case to
make a strategy that is just for you. Let our highly rated representatives
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