What Is Solicitation?
Soliciting is the act of offering, or attempting to purchase, goods or services. Legal status may be specific to the time or place where it occurs. Solicitation occurs when someone asks, requests, hires, commands, or encourages someone else to commit a crime, such as murder or prostitution. Neither party needs to actually perform an act in furtherance of the crime; the crime of solicitation occurs at the moment the solicitation is communicated to another person. The person who is solicited does not even have to agree to commit the crime. The person accused of solicitation must have intentionally requested the other person to commit the crime
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The more that’s said about incidents leading to these charges, the more embarrassing, scandalous factual statements become a part of open public records. Solicitation charges can tear apart families, destroy relationships and marriages, and create a matter of public record that could haunt you the rest of your life.
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Offence in Relation to Prostitution SECTION 213
213. (1) Every person who in a public place or in any place open to public view
1. stops or attempts to stop any motor vehicle,
2. impedes the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or ingress to or egress from premises adjacent to that
3. 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”
213. (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 have been struck down as being unconstitutional. This case is now under appeal.