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Prostitution & Solicitation Charges in Akron

is prostitution legal in ohio?

In Ohio, soliciting a prostitute and prostitution are both illegal. Prostitution laws forbid several actions like sexual acts in return for money or services, pimping or pandering services, and child prostitution.

These are all forms of sex crimes which can lead to heavy fines and time spent in jail. You have a right to a defense, however, if you are charged with either crime. Call on an Akron criminal defense lawyer to represent you if you have been charged with either solicitation or prostitution. It is important to find a lawyer who is experienced in both Ohio solicitation laws and prostitution laws.

At Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC I am licensed to practice in both state and federal courts and have more than a decade of legal experience under my belt which I put to use with each case I handle. I can provide the careful research and counsel you need when facing any criminal charges including prostitution and solicitation charges.


Have you been charged with prostitution or soliciting a prostitute? Our criminal defense attorney is ready to represent you. Contact Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC today at (888) 506-2167 or contact us online to get started with a prostitution lawyer!


What are the Penalties for Prostitution and Solicitation in Ohio?

A prostitution or solicitation conviction can do irreparable damage to your reputation on top of the fines and jail time. For this reason, you need to look to my Ohio criminal defense law firm to come to your defense. If you are engaging in prostitution in Ohio the sentences can vary depending on the prostitution charges and the circumstances of the case. That's why we recommend working with an experienced prostitution attorney.

Punishments can include:

  • 60 days in jail and up to $5,000 in fines for prostitution, loitering, and solicitation
  • 36 months in prison and up to $10,000 for prostitution and soliciting after testing positive for HIV
  • 6 to 12 months in jail and up to $2,500 for loitering after testing positive for HIV
  • Use of a vehicle to commit solicitation can result in a driver’s license suspension of 6 months
  • 9 to 36 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for child prostitution
  • Required registration as sex offenders for people convicted of child prostitution

Those convicted of prostitution, solicitation, and loitering can also be mandated to submit to testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases at their own expense.

Start Your defense today

If you have been charged with prostitution in Akron, Ohio or Cleveland reach out to an Akron sex crimes attorney from my criminal defense firm as soon as you can. I can work hard to undermine the prosecution’s case against you to secure your freedom. Our lawyers are based in Akron and Cleveland.

Call Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, today for a FREE consultation with a prostitution lawyer in Ohio!

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