Solicitation Doesn’t Always Mean Sex Crime in Colorado

In the state of Colorado, you don’t need to actively participate in a crime in order to be charged with a role in it. One of the ways this can happen is through solicitation of a crime.

While most people think about solicitation in terms of prostitution, the truth is that there are many non-sexual ways to commit this crime.

Here’s what you need to know about criminal solicitation and the penalties you can face if you’re charged with it.[...]

Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Arguing for the legalization of prostitution would not seem to be a viable platform for a politician, and it’s hard to imagine such a thing happening within our lifetimes. However, more and more, it appears to be becoming a question of serious public and social debate.

Most recently, Amnesty International caught a lot of attention in late July when the human rights group released a draft proposal calling for the decriminalization of all “aspects of consensual sex work.” The Internet [...]

Attempt, Conspiracy, Solicitation Charges: When CO Crimes Didn’t Occur

In criminal law, you can be prosecuted for crimes that didn’t ever actually come to fruition. These crimes are called inchoate crimes, meaning that the attempt at the crime was unsuccessful or incomplete. Although the actions in and of themselves may not be criminal, inchoate crimes are prosecutable as a way to deter criminal behavior.

Attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation are all considered inchoate crimes. Here’s what you need to know about these crimes to protect yourself from crimes that can [...]

Solicitation: Laws, Consequences, and John-Shaming

The world’s oldest profession – prostitution – is against the law here in Colorado and almost everywhere in the United States. Nevada is the only exception, and even then, prostitution is only legal in 28 specific brothels across 8 counties.

Whether or not this is the way it should be is up for debate, but that doesn’t change the current situation. If you engage in prostitution, solicitation, pimping, pandering, or any behavior that promotes the sex trade, you can potentially [...]