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I was recently arrested for prostitution in Harrisburg Pa. But I never talked about sex or touched the officer. We corresponded through email and never mentioned sex of any kind.
When I showed up at the location I was arrested when I picked up the envelope with the donation for a massage in it. Do I have a chance of beating the case? I was charged with S18 §5902 §§A1.
If there was never any talk of or action, to prove there was intent to have sex or the solicitation of, then you have a chance to beat the case.
If the extent of your correspondence with the officer, was strictly for a massage, you could have a valid legal defense. There would need to be some indication, through your contact with the officer, that the purpose of the meeting was for sex and not a massage.
It may be enough to make the arrest but not enough for a conviction. A lot depends on what the site offered and the language that was used.
You should retain the services of a criminal defense attorney and have them look at the facts of your case. They can see if the State will be able to meet their burden beyond a reasonable doubt or if you should take a plea.
Thank you for your help.
Do you know of any one in my area I could call or that's listed here in the site?
Here is a list of 26 attorneys you can call in the area, who you can speak with about your case.
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