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Colorado Pimping/Pandering Lawyer On – Law of Pandering- Pimping- CRS 18-7-203 – 18-7-206

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer To Defend Pimping and Pandering Charges

Colorado Pimping - Pandering Charges - Understanding the Law of Pandering -Pimping- CRS 18-7-203 - 18-7-206


Colorado Pimping – Pandering Charges – Understanding the Law of Pandering -Pimping- CRS 18-7-203 – 18-7-206

Colorado Pimping/Pandering Lawyer On – Law of Pandering- Pimping- CRS 18-7-203 – 18-7-206 – To understand Colorado’s Pandering and Pimping Laws – as in all criminal charges – you must start with the statute itself. What follows are these laws as of 2014.

Pimping, and Pandering Laws in Colorado

18-7-203. Pandering (2014)

(1) Any person who does any of the following for money or other thing of value commits pandering:

(a) Inducing a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution; or

(b) Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution.

(2) (a) Pandering under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section is a class 5 felony. A person who is convicted of pandering under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of this section shall be required to pay a fine of not less than five thousand dollars and not more than ten thousand dollars in addition to any penalty imposed by the court pursuant to section 18-1.3-401, which additional fine shall be transferred to the state treasurer, who shall transfer the same to the prostitution enforcement cash fund created in section 24-33.5-513, C.R.S.

(b) Pandering under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section is a class 3 misdemeanor. A person who is convicted of pandering under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section shall be required to pay a fine of not less than five thousand dollars and not more than ten thousand dollars in addition to any penalty imposed by the court pursuant to section 18-1.3-501, which additional fine shall be transferred to the state treasurer, who shall transfer the same to the prostitution enforcement cash fund created in section 24-33.5-513, C.R.S.

(2) Patronizing a prostitute with knowledge of being infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome is a class 6 felony.

18-7-206: Pimping (2014)

Any person who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution commits pimping, which is a class 3 felony.

Common Defenses to Colorado Pimping and Pandering Laws

In Colorado, it is a crime to engage in pimping, pandering, or any act that promotes the sex trade.

A total list of Colorado’s Prostitution Laws is reprinted below. Defenses to these crimes can briefly be listed as.

The prosecution of Colorado Pimping and Pandering cases often involves producing evidence of the crime by using undercover police officers who use both audio and video surveillance, and the use of local CI’s (confidential informants).

Local police governments will use “sting operations” that are usually poorly run, poorly organized, and poorly executed plans. They are often the lowest priority for the police and the police departments saddled with these operations often dislike having to perform them.

Some Common Defenses are:

Entrapment

Insufficient Evidence of the Commission of the Crime.

False Accusations

A Lack of Criminal Intent to Commit the Crime Charged

A Comprehensive List Of Colorado Sex Crimes – Adults – Defined

Pimping – Living on, or being supported or maintained by, money or other things of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other individual through prostitution (Section 18-7-206, C.R.S.) Class 3 felony

Prostitution – An actor offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201 (1), C.R.S.) Class 3 misdemeanor

Prostitution with knowledge of being infected with AIDS – An actor, who has tested positive for HIV, offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201.7 (1), C.R.S.) Class 5 felony

Soliciting for prostitution – Soliciting another, arranging or offering to arrange a meeting of persons, or directing another to a place for the purpose of prostitution (Section 18-7-202 (1), C.R.S.) Class 3 misdemeanor

Keeping a place of prostitution – Having or exercising control over the use of any place which offers seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution and performing any one or more of the following:

• knowingly granting or permitting the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution; or

• permitting the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which a reasonable individual would know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution (Section 18-7-204, C.R.S.) Class 2 misdemeanor

Patronizing a prostitute – • Engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act (Section 18-7-205 (1), C.R.S.)  The third (or higher) conviction for engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act (Section 18-7-205 (1), C.R.S.) Class 1 misdemeanor or Class 1 petty offense

Patronizing a prostitute with knowledge of being infected with AIDS – Engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act, after testing positive for HIV (Section 18-7-205.7, C.R.S.) Class 6 felony

Indecent exposure – Knowingly exposing one’s genitals to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person (Section 18-7-302 (1), C.R.S.)  Third or subsequent incident of knowingly exposing one’s genitals to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person (Section 18-7-302 (4), C.R.S.) – Class 6 felony or Class 1 misdemeanor

Pimping Defense Attorney in Denver – The defense of Colorado pandering and pimping charges requires retaining an experienced defense attorney. CRS 18-7-203, or Pimping – CRS 18-7-206.

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