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Soliciting & Prostitution Charge | Prostitution Lawyer For Defence

Offences in Relation to Prostitution:

In many instances we are able to conduct your defence and have the charge  dismissed or withdrawn without you ever appearing in court. The offence of soliciting is perhaps one of the most publicly embarrassing crimes in the Criminal Code and it is important to most accused persons that they have as little contact with the court as possible. The firm of Daley, Byers – recognizes that confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost importance to our clients and we will appear in court on your behalf. We have been extremely successful in the defence of this charge.

The Criminal Code in Relation to Prostitution

SECTION 213.

213. (1) Every person who in a public place or in any place open to public view

  • (a) stops or attempts to stop any motor vehicle,
  • (b) impedes the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or ingress to or egress from premises adjacent to that place, or
  • (c) stops or attempts to stop any person or in any manner communicates or attempts to communicate with any person for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Definition of “public place”

(2) In this section, "public place" includes any place to which the public have  access as of right or by invitation, express or implied, and any motor vehicle located in a public place or in any place open to public view.

There is a recent case in Ontario where the prostitution laws were struck down as being unconstitutional. This case is now under appeal.

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