Oklahoma City Prostitution Defense Attorney & LawyerProstitution Charges in Oklahoma
Most people think of prostitution as only applying to women or men who walk the streets looking for customers. Nowadays, police agencies are actively scanning bars, restaurants, massage parlors, night clubs, strip clubs, chiropractor’s offices, and country clubs, looking for persons who are soliciting prostitution. Often times, police officers will receive a tip that prostitution is occurring at a local business or establishment. Officers will bring in an undercover officer who will pose as a prostitute and strike up a conversation with patrons hoping to induce an offer.
When deciding to arrest someone for loitering for the purpose of committing prostitution, for solicitation of prostitution, or for engaging in the actual act of prostitution, police officers will use several factors to try and prove that someone had the intent of actually committing the conduct they are being arrested for. Some of the factors they are looking for are:
- Possession of Condoms
- Possession of Lubricant
- Possession of Large Quantities of Money & Types of Bills
- Possession of Multiple Beepers/Pagers/Cell Phones/PDA’s
- Possession of Address Book/Client List
- Possession of Sex Toys
- Location, Dress & Manner
- Conversation that took place (i.e., was there an offer of an act for money and an agreement?)
Furthermore, when deciding to arrest an alleged client/customer of a prostitute, police officers will watch whether you drove by the area several times, if you stopped and had a conversation with the alleged prostitute, if she/he got in your car, if you parked the car and went to a motel, as well as other circumstances.
What should I do if I’m arresting for Prostitution or Soliciting a Prostitute in Oklahoma?
If you or a friend/family member has been arrested and charged with loitering, solicitation, or prostitution, contact the sex crimes defense lawyers at Phillips & Associates. Our team of former prosecutors and career defense attorneys has a great amount of skill, experience and knowledge handling all types of sex crimes cases, including prostitution and any associated offenses.
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