Apopka, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Can you be charged with soliciting a prostitute weeks after the encounter

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Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The answer is yes. Without knowing the details, a charge that comes later is likely - especially if the police are using a Confidential Informant or undercover officer. This is often done to try to protect the identity of the person used. The charge must be brought within the Statute of Limitations, but that is the only "legal" constraint. Practically, they will not wait too long because the ability of the witness to testify will degrade over time. This is lessoned if the encounter is captured on video.

Waiting a few weeks as you indicated is the norm rather than the exception.

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