If you have been cited for prostitution or solicitation of prostitution it is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of successfully handling these cases. Jeff Dean has that record and is known nationwide as one of the most experienced and respected attorneys in this area of the law. Time and time again Jeff has won dismissals of solicitation and prostitution charges for his clients in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties and across Minnesota.
In Minneapolis Jeff won a landmark prostitution case which set a precedent for all of the United States. Jeff’s client was the target of a prostitution sting conducted by the police undercover unit. The police officer posed as a customer in a massage parlor seeking a massage from Jeff’s client. During the massage the officer had sexual contact with his client. Jeff Dean argued that the officer’s sexual misconduct with his client violated her due process rights and that the charges must be dismissed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed with Jeff Dean and dismissed the charges outright. This was the first time in the United States that an appellate court ruled that an officer’s sexual conduct in a prostitution sting violates due process. Jeff’s victory further enhanced his reputation as one of the most knowledgeable defense attorneys in Minnesota and the rest of the country. (Watch video on this page of Fox news interview Jeff Dean about one of his landmark prostitution case dismissals.) (Click here to read in the StarTribune about Jeff’s precedent setting win.)
In your case Jeff will identify the best defense strategy and he will fight to win. If a police officer has engaged in any type of sexual contact with you, then you may be entitled to a full dismissal. Another possible strategy is that you were entrapped. If an undercover police officer, posing as either a prostitute or a patron, entices you to do something that you were not predisposed to do, then you have been entrapped, and you are entitled to an outright dismissal of the charges.
Yet another defense is that you did not have the specific intent to exchange sex for money, either as the patron or the alleged prostitute. The state is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you specifically agreed to exchange money for sex. If your intentions were vague, then you must be found not guilty.
Even if the above defenses do not apply directly to your situation, there are many case dispositions that defense attorney Jeff Dean can employ to keep your record clean and keep you out of jail. Jeff has secured agreements in numerous cases where the state dropped the charges in exchange for his clients paying a small fine.
The consequences of a solicitation of prostitution charge can be severe. You could be facing extensive jail time, large fines, lengthy probation and restrictions on your liberties, forfeiture of your vehicle, as well as the collateral consequences of public embarrassment and employment difficulties.
To protect your future, call Jeff Dean today: (612) 305-4360.