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Can someone press charges on soliciting a without

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Can someone press charges on soliciting a prostitute without an actual arrest?
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Solicitation can be prosecuted in a multiple of ways. If you could, please provide some more details about what happened and I will be happy to offer some expertise.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
This person found old texts on an old phone to certain women with suggestive but not explicit requests. They intend to press charges saying I solicited a prostitute. They photo copied the texts but do not have the actual phone. What do they need to make a real prosecution?
Any evidence that weighs toward the solicitation can be used, including text messages. However, solicitation is a very minor crime in the grand scheme of things. Unless the texts explicitly offer money for a sexual act, it is a remote chance of prosecution. Based on what you've described, in my decade of criminal defense experience, there is virtually no chance the police would pursue a solicitation charge in this kind of circumstance.

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