Sex crimes are crimes related to solicitation, prostitution, pimping, pandering, and other related crimes under Michigan law. Defending sex crimes is not easy. You need a lawyer who believes in your case and who will fight to get you off the charges.
As discussed in previous articles, there are some common defenses in sex crimes that every person should know. With that, this article reiterates the different kinds of defenses against sex crimes in the State of Michigan.
There was no sexual conduct that occurred.
The fact that there was no sexual conduct that occurred is also a defense. Prostitution itself does not occur when there is no sexual act that is committed for payment. Where the intent is to merely have sexual congress with someone and not to give payment after the act, there is no prostitution to speak of.
Solicitation, prostitution, pimping, pandering, maintaining a house of prostitution, and transporting a female for prostitution are all punished by the same act – the sexual act. Where the intent behind the actions of pimping is to commit prostitution, it is considered that a crime has already occurred.
There was no sexual conduct that occurred for a fee.
It is also a defense used that there was no sexual conduct that occurred for a fee. It is difficult to prove that there was payment or a fee paid unless the act has been caught by the authorities.
In one case, a woman was charged with prostitution. She was charged because she has had sexual relations with many men, which she admitted. She received gifts from these men after their sexual congress but the prosecution failed to prove that the gifts were given as payment for the sexual acts. Was there prostitution to begin with? With the woman as our client, we pushed the prosecution to prove that the client indeed received the monetary gifts and favors as payment for the sexual congress but were mere gifts?
Is gift-giving a defense?
It depends on how good your lawyer is. When you have a lawyer who knows how to make any circumstance match your defense then gift-giving is a good defense.
In some instances, men and women within a relationship give each other gifts for them to show their love and this is not given in exchange for sexual favors or fantasies but is just given as a token of love. This is a perfect defense for individuals who have received gifts from other individuals that they have had sexual congress.
What if I have a record for solicitation?
If you already have a record it is more important now that you get yourself a good lawyer to handle your case. A good lawyer should be able to give you a background on how he will defend your case in terms of solicitation or prostitution.
If you already have a record you will have an even greater need to have a lawyer who will provide you with the perfect defense that would protect your rights. Keep in mind that going to jail is not the worst thing that could happen to you in terms of a sex crime conviction in Michigan because there is more.
Get Yourself a Good Lawyer
Here at Haque Legal, we always tell potential clients that the best thing that they can do in case of a case filed against them is to get themself a good lawyer at the beginning of the proceedings. Even when you are just filling up forms or when you think that you already have a dispute, you can always get yourself a good lawyer to get started with the process
The first great thing that you can do is to make sure that you have a good guide when it comes to dealing with legalities. After all, you are fighting for your freedom and your life.
Contact Your Lawyer
If you have been involved in a criminal complaint in Michigan, you need to contact your law firm. A lawyer can help you get started with properly protecting your rights. A lawyer at Haque Legal will see to it that your needs are met from beginning to the end of the proceedings. You are always in good hands with Haque Legal and what it has to offer.
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