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The Many Crimes Relating to Prostitution: Part One

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There are many crimes relating to prostitution. To properly know about every crime, we have listed them and discussed them here.

Here at Haque Legal, let us talk about the many crimes relating to prostitution.

Disorderly Person – Common Prostitute (MCL 750.167)

A disorderly person is considered a person who is a common prostitute. It is a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by up to 90 days in jail or with a fine of up to $500 or both. 

A person is guilty of being a disorderly person when he or she is “being” a prostitute or loitering where the prostitution occurs. It does not require that the act of prostitution occur. 

Soliciting, Accosting, or Inviting to Commit Prostitution or an Immoral Act (MCL 750.448)

A person is guilty of the crime when he solicits, accosts, or invites another person in a public place or in or from a building or vehicle, by a word, gesture, or any other means, to commit the act of prostitution or any act that constitutes prostitution. 

This is punishable by the following penalties, depending on when you committed the offense:

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor conviction punishable by up to 93 days in jail or a fine up to $500.00, or both. MCL 750.451
  • Second Offense: Misdemeanor conviction punishable by up to 1 year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.00, or both. MCL 750.451.
  • Third Or Subsequent Offense: Felony conviction punishable by up to 2 years in state prison or a fine up to $2,000.00, or both. MCL 750.451.

Admitting to place for prostitution (MCL 750.449)

The crime of Admitting to a place for prostitution is committed when a person who is 16 years of age or older receives or admits another person into a place to commit acts constituting prostitution or committing prostitution. The acts of lewdness or assignation are also covered acts under this law. 

Generally, an individual is guilty of a crime punishable as follows, depending on the severity of the offense:

  • First Offense: Misdemeanor conviction punishable by up to 93 days in jail or a fine up to $500.00, or both. MCL 750.451.
  • Second Offense: Misdemeanor conviction punishable by up to 1 year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.00, or both. MCL 750.451.
  • Third Or Subsequent Offense: Felony conviction punishable by up to 2 years in state prison or a fine up to $2,000.00, or both. MCL 750.451.

Engaging Services For Purpose Of Prostitution, Lewdness Or Assignation (MCL 750.449a(1))

Engaging services for prostitution, lewdness, or assignation occurs when a person engages in such acts with another person for prostitution. This is a misdemeanor crime and is punishable by up to 93 days in jail or a fine of up to $500.00, or both. A person convicted of this offense is subject to infectious disease testing as required by law.

When this act is committed against a person who is below 18 years of age, he can expect that he will be punished with a penalty of up to five years in state prison or a fine up to $10,000.00, or both.

Are these crimes common in Michigan?

Sex crimes are common, even in Michigan. Especially with the very strict kind of law enforcement that is happening nowadays, sex crimes are common in Michigan. 

Of course, much like any of the crimes in the State of Michigan, many individuals want to make sure that they do not get convicted of the crime of prostitution. This is why Haque Legal has always provided the right information to our clients and our readers.

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.

Disclaimer

The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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If you are having trouble with the law about a possible charge of a sex crime or you want a lawyer to help you with the representation, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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