Solicitation

Being charged with solicitation, or "patronizing a prostitute" has more consequences than simply being a Class B misdemeanor as described in RSMO 567.030 below. It has far ranging consequences to your professional and personal reputation.

If you are charged with solicitation in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, or St. Charles County, our misdemeanor and felony defense attorneys will work with you to ensure discretion, and minimize the impact on your life. Often times our criminal law attorneys are successful in having a solicitation charge amended to a charge less prone to cause a client embarrassment.

In many instances our criminal law attorneys may obtain a recommendation of Suspended Imposition of Sentence, which would (after a period of probation) result in there being no conviction for solicitation on your record.

We understand being charged with solicitation of a prostitute may be embarrassing and we make no personal judgments about that. Our goal is to help you resolve your matter discretely and effectively, allowing you to move on with your life. Contact us today.

567.030: Patronizing prostitution--penalty

  1. A person commits the crime of patronizing prostitution if he patronizes prostitution.
  2. It shall not be an affirmative defense that the defendant believed that the person he or she patronized for prostitution was eighteen years of age or older.
  3. Patronizing prostitution is a class B misdemeanor, unless the individual who the person is patronizing is under the age of eighteen but older than the age of fourteen, in which case patronizing prostitution is a class A misdemeanor.
  4. Patronizing prostitution is a class D felony if the individual who the person patronizes is fourteen years of age or younger. Nothing in this section shall preclude the prosecution of an individual for the offenses of:
    1. Statutory rape in the first degree pursuant to section 566.032, RSMo;
    2. Statutory rape in the second degree pursuant to section 566.034, RSMo;
    3. Statutory sodomy in the first degree pursuant to section 566.062, RSMo; or
    4. Statutory sodomy in the second degree pursuant to section 566.064, RSMo.