PROSTITUTION SOLICITING AND ACCOSTING FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES
Selling yourself or your body for sex has been a long standing crime in the State of Michigan and most of the United States. The term, as you may know, for selling ones self for sex is prostitution soliciting and accosting. It is also known as prostitution soliciting or accosting for an immoral act. See MCL 750.448. In order to be convicted the act, gesture, statement, or any other means to commit prostitution while in a public place, public building, or in a vehicle.
The statute means that an exchange for money does not need to occur in order to be convicted of the crime. Moreover, sex also does not actually have to occur. This means that an individual can be charged and arrested for prostitution by simply making a gesture that suggests he or she is enticing another to engage in his or her serves of sexual gratification.
In some instances a prostitution soliciting and accosting charge will be pled down to a disorderly conduct (common prostitute) charge. This is not always guaranteed; however, they can be common in cases where the individual charged has no record and other positive attributes in his or her life. On the other hand, some counties in Michigan make it a policy decision not to deal with individuals charged with prostitution soliciting and accosting for immoral purposes.
As an individual racks up more prostitution soliciting and accosting charges on his or her criminal record the possible punishment for the crime increases. It begins as a 93-day misdemeanor, attaching a $500.00 fine or both, and the maximum for an individual with 2 or more prior convictions under MCL 750.448 is a 2-year felony punishable by a $2,000.00 fine or both. See MCL 750.451.
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