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Detroit Prostitution and Solicitation Lawyer

Offering sex in exchange for money, goods, or services, or attempting to obtain sex in exchange for money, goods, or services, is illegal in Detroit and throughout Wayne County. Prostitutes, pimps, and “johns” can be punished harshly under Detroit sex crime law, and anyone who has been wrongly accused of prostitution or solicitation should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. It is critical to fight back against the serious penalties that can result in Wayne County sex crime cases, and oftentimes the most important step is hiring an attorney early on in the criminal defense process. Our Detroit sex offense lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will begin fighting with you right away as you battle back against prostitution or solicitation conviction. Our team of sex crime defenders knows what it takes to win, and we are prepared to put in the work necessary to guide you to an exceptional case result.

Under the direction of talented trial attorney Scott Grabel, our team will direct you through everything you need to say and do in order to defend your rights and freedoms, even as false accusations or excessive criminal charges come into play in your unique situation. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to help you achieve a great case result, and we will not rest until you feel every detail of your case has been effectively handled by a member of our highly respected team. Get in touch with us by phone or online right now if you have been accused of prostitution, solicitation, or a related sex offense in Detroit, and begin fighting for a just result.

Detroit, Michigan Prostitution Laws

State sex crime laws don’t technically define prostitution, and have more of a focus on bringing those who hire prostitutes, detain or transport prostitutes, or commit other serious offenses of that nature. It is still illegal to engage in prostitution, however, as stated in Section 750.451 and other relevant sections of the Michigan Penal Code. According these laws, anyone who engages in a first-time prostitution offense can be sentenced to up to 93 days behind bars and a $500 fine. With a prior conviction on record, these penalties can increase to up to a year behind bars and a fine of up to $1,000. If a person has two prior convictions on record, up to 2 years behind bars and a fine of $2,000 can result.

Other more serious prostitution-related offenses include accepting, receiving, levying, or appropriating the earnings of a prostitute, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years behind bars, as outlined in Section 750.457. Placing one’s spouse in a house of prostitution is also a felony punishable by up to 20 years, which is stated in Section 750.456. Similarly, detaining a person in a house of prostitution can lead to up to 20 years, with a minimum sentence of 2 years in prison. Additional penalties can result in cases involving minors.

Detroit Solicitation Laws – Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Michigan

Anyone who solicits, accosts, or otherwise invites another person to commit an act of prostitution can also be charged under Section 750.451, with up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense, and additional penalties for repeat offenders. Engaging services for purposes of prostitution also falls under these laws. Admitting a person to any place for the purpose of prostitution is likewise punishable by Section 750.451, while transporting any person for prostitution can lead to up to 20 years behind bars.

Any prostitution-related offense should be taken extremely seriously, because the courts don’t go easy on sex crime offenders. If you or a loved one has been wrongly accused, contact Grabel & Associates right away. We are always available to begin fighting with you and for you as you battle back against police and prosecutors.

Our Approach to Detroit Prostitution and Solicitation Defense

Every sex crime case is unique, and only by working with an attorney who truly understands that and is committed to doing whatever it takes to work through the unique issues you will face in your case. Our lawyers know what it takes to protect you or your loved one as you battle back against false accusations.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Detroit Prostitution and Solicitation Defense

Don’t let your reputation and record be irreparably harmed, contact our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 or online and find out what you can do to protect yourself. Our respected Wayne County defense firm is available 24/7 to begin working with you.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.