Kansas City Prostitution Defense Attorneys
In Kansas and every state in the U.S.—besides some parts of Nevada—it is against the law to engage in prostitution. In addition, it is illegal to pay someone to perform a sexual act or enter a place where prostitution occurs with the intention to engage in a sex act with a prostitute, which is known as patronizing.
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How SRC Law Group Can Help if You’ve Been Arrested or Charged With Prostitution
Attorney Ashley E. Repp: With a strong background in prosecuting and defending sex-related offenses, Ashley E. Repp is an outstanding choice for individuals facing patronizing and prostitution charges. As a founding criminal defense attorney of SRC Law Group, Ashley's experience as an assistant prosecutor in both Platte and Clay County has provided her with invaluable insight into the prosecution's strategies and tactics, giving her a unique advantage when representing clients in these cases.
During her time as an assistant prosecutor, Ashley specialized in DWI/DUI cases and was a founding member of the DWI Court in Platte County. While her expertise extends to a wide range of criminal cases, including forgery, stealing, and assault cases, she became particularly skilled in handling sex-related offenses and crimes against children in Clay County. Her specialized training, which includes becoming a certified forensic interviewer, enables her to skillfully navigate the complexities of patronizing and prostitution cases, as well as other sex-related offenses.
Ashley's dedication to her clients is evident in her commitment to maintaining open communication and organization. She understands that facing criminal charges can be an incredibly stressful and confusing time for individuals, and she works tirelessly to ensure that her clients' needs are met and their voices are heard throughout the legal process.
In addition to her legal expertise, Ashley possesses the qualities of honesty, hard work, and determination, which make her a formidable advocate for her clients. She believes that each case should be handled individually, taking into account the unique circumstances and needs of her clients. Ashley is not afraid to fight for her clients' rights and will work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for their cases.
Don't hesitate to secure Ashley's services for your legal representation. Her extensive experience in prosecuting and defending sex-related offenses, combined with her commitment to her clients and her passion for justice, makes her an exceptional choice for individuals facing patronizing and prostitution charges.
Attorney Adam Chingren's extensive experience in criminal defense sets him apart as a reliable advocate for those facing patronizing and prostitution charges. As a founding attorney of SRC Law Group, Adam has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional legal representation for his clients. With over 500 felony cases under his belt, including off-grid sex crimes and first-degree murder, he has honed his skills during his tenure with the Office of the Public Defender for the 10th Judicial District of Kansas in Johnson County. This experience has allowed Adam to gain a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in these types of cases.
Recognized as a top 10 criminal defense attorney under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2019 and 2020, Adam has proven his expertise and dedication to his clients. His comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and familiarity with all aspects of criminal cases, from trial experience to appellate advocacy, make him an invaluable resource for those in need of legal representation.
In addition to his impressive resume, Adam's background in civil litigation has provided him with a strong foundation in all areas of litigation, including drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, and trial work. This versatility enables Adam to navigate the legal system adeptly and effectively advocate for his clients' best interests.
When you choose Adam Chingren as your legal representative, you can trust that he will provide you with aggressive and knowledgeable representation, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. His commitment to client satisfaction and his unwavering dedication to justice make him an ideal choice for those facing patronizing and prostitution charges.
Attorney Phil Stein's unique background in both prosecution and criminal defense makes him an exceptional choice for those facing patronizing and prostitution charges. As a founding attorney of SRC Law Group, Phil has focused his entire career on serious and complex criminal matters, including an extensive tenure at the Johnson County District Attorney's Office.
During his time in the Sex Crimes Division, Phil gained invaluable experience in handling major felony cases, such as homicides, and prosecuting serious and complex sex crimes. This experience has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies involved in sex crime cases, enabling him to identify and exploit weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Phil's expertise extends to the analysis of various types of forensic evidence, including DNA, toxicology, ballistics, crime scene processing, and computer/phone forensics. His ability to meticulously analyze and challenge such evidence is crucial in building a robust defense in patronizing and prostitution cases.
In addition to his expertise in forensics, Phil's extensive trial experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney makes him uniquely qualified to navigate the courtroom with confidence and skill. His positive professional relationships with law enforcement and prosecutors help to ensure that his clients receive the best representation possible and that all avenues for negotiation and resolution are explored.
Phil's commitment to aggressively defending his clients, combined with his comprehensive knowledge of the legal system and his experience in handling serious and complex criminal matters, makes him the ideal attorney for those facing patronizing or prostitution charges. Trust Phil Stein to tenaciously protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
In Kansas, patronizing, which is also known as soliciting a prostitute, is considered a criminal offense. It is defined as the act of paying or offering to pay someone for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
Patronizing is classified as a class A misdemeanor for a first offense, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
Repeat offenses are considered a severity level 9 felony, which carries a more severe penalty, including longer prison sentences and higher fines.
However, it is legal to hire an escort for nonsexual purposes in Kansas. If a person is charged with patronizing, they may argue that the alleged prostitute was not hired for sexual activity, but instead for companionship or other nonsexual services. This can be a difficult defense to prove, and it is important for individuals accused of patronizing to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help them build a strong defense.
The founding attorneys of SRC Law Group, Phil Stein, Adam Chingren, and Ashley E. Repp, possess extensive experience in criminal defense, including cases involving patronizing and prostitution. With backgrounds as both prosecutors and defense attorneys, they have a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and maintain positive relationships with law enforcement and prosecutors, ensuring that their clients receive the best representation possible.
In Kansas, prostitution is considered a criminal offense and is defined as the act of engaging in sexual activity or sexual contact in exchange for money or other forms of compensation. It is classified as a class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
It's important to note that if a person facing a prostitution charge is a human trafficking victim or under the age of 18, they can use this as an affirmative defense to the criminal charges. This means that they can argue that they were forced or coerced into engaging in prostitution and should not be held responsible for the crime.
It is also important to note that there are other defenses that can be used in prostitution cases, such as entrapment, lack of intent, and the absence of sexual conduct. These defenses will depend on the specific facts of each case and it is important for individuals facing prostitution charges to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help them build a strong defense.
Phil Stein, Adam Chingren, and Ashley E. Repp have successfully handled a wide range of criminal cases, including those involving patronizing and prostitution. Their unique skills and expertise, such as Phil Stein's extensive experience in analyzing forensic evidence and Ashley E. Repp's specialization in sex-related offenses, make them well-equipped to provide aggressive and effective representation for clients facing these charges. They are dedicated to ensuring that each case is handled individually and are not afraid to fight for their clients.
When facing charges of patronizing or prostitution, trust the experienced attorneys at SRC Law Group to provide the knowledgeable, personalized representation you need. Contact them today for a consultation and let them put their expertise to work for you.
Promoting Prostitution by Running a Brothel or Recruiting Prostitutes.
In Kansas, promoting prostitution is considered a criminal offense and is defined as the act of facilitating or profiting from prostitution. This can include running a brothel, recruiting prostitutes, or otherwise making money from the sale of sexual services.
Promoting prostitution is considered a severity level 9 felony for a first offense and carries a maximum penalty of 13 months in prison. Repeat offenses are considered a severity level 7 felony, which carries a more severe penalty, including a maximum 26 months in prison.
It's important to note that in order to be convicted of promoting prostitution, the prosecution must prove that the defendant was aware that prostitution was taking place. If the defendant was not aware of such upon arrest, they cannot be charged with promoting prostitution.
In simple terms, promoting prostitution means to make money from prostitution or to facilitate it by running a brothel or recruiting people to engage in prostitution. If you're found guilty of promoting prostitution, you'll face severe penalties including prison time. To be convicted, the prosecution must prove that you were aware that prostitution was taking place. If you were not aware that prostitution was happening, you can't be charged with promoting prostitution.