Charged With Admitting & Receiving Another for Act of Prostitution in Detroit – What Does This Mean?? Need Defense Lawyer?

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I have never been in trouble before in Michigan or anywhere else, except traffic tickets when I was in Ohio going to college years ago. I have a legal question and you guys seem to be the most knowledgable on this subject so hopefuly you can help.

I got ticket for “admitting & receiving another for an act of prostitution – known prostitute” in Detroit and I am not sure if this is the same thing as the “offer to engage another for act of prostitution” post discussions I am reading about in this blog.  I was outside of a bar on 8 mile and a girl approached me and she was a hooker I know but I didn’t ask her for sex or “how much” or anything, she just talked to me for a few seconds I said I was leavig and I got in my car.  When I went to leave the parking lot I got pulled over by Detroit police and they gave me this ticket.  The cop didn’t arrest me though and they didnt take my car or anything, and all I have is the ticket no court date or anything. 

Reading all this stuff about mandatory 45 days in Detroit jail for a prostution solicitation charge is freaking me out though because if that’s what I am facing I need a defense attorney right now to defend me.  This case is total garbage because I swear I did not do anything wrong!  Yeah I knew she was a hooker but since when is just talking to someone who is a prostitute a crime?  I called the 36th district court in Detroit and they were the most stupid, unfriendly folks I ever taked to.  They didn’t give me any information at all, hung up on me and told me just come to court but didn’t give me any court date.

I am hoping one of the  lawyers at your law firm can clear this up for me because I am scared if I go to jail I will lose my job for sure and probably my house that I have on land contract.  I am divorced with 1 kid and I pay child support, so I need to work every second I can.  I work and go out to relax once in a while and now I get this ticket or crime or whatever it is.

I appreciate any help or advise you can give me.


  1. Peter A. Torrice on June 18, 2010 at 11:03 am said:

    I obviously don’t have your “ticket” in front of me but the short answer is yes, this Admitting and Receiving Another for an Act of Prostitution is the same this as an “offer to Engage,” and it is a misdemeanor crime punishable by a MANDATORY 45 days in jail if you are convicted. I am sure it is a typical “U” ticket (beginning with the letter “U” at the top of the ticket), which means it is a city ordinance violation.

    This topic has been discussed a lot in this legal blog:

    The Detroit City Ordinance for Offering to Engage a Prostitute for Sex or Receiving and Admitting Another for an Act of Prostitution, it says, in relevant part:

    Sec. 38-9-5. Engage or offer to engage services of another; aid, assist or abet; penalties.

    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage, or offer to engage, the services of another person for any act of prostitution.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to aid, assist or abet another to commit any act prohibited by subsection (a) of this section including, but not limited to, aiding, assisting or abetting by receiving or admitting or offering to receive or admit any person into any public place, or any other place, for any purpose prohibited by subsection (a) of this section, or to knowingly permit any person to remain in any such place for any such purpose.

    (c) Upon conviction for violation of this section, the court shall:

    (1) Sentence the defendant to a term of imprisonment for a minimum term of forty-five (45) days and a maximum term of ninety (90) days; and

    (2) Impose a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
    (Ord. No. 14-03 § 1, 6-20-03)

    As discussed elsewhere in this blog, the solicitation of a prostitute ordinance in Detroit doesn’t distinguish between undercover Detroit Police posing as prostitutes or actual prostitutes or street “hookers” and it covers a “public place” or “any other place.”

    Your situation is a little unusual because they normally seize your vehicle, but that does not change the fact that the crime is the same, and subject to the same penalties, but Detroit Police frequently watch “known prostitutes” and arrest the “Johns” that approach them outside of the strip bars along 8 mile (assuming that’s where you were at).
    You need the attorneys at Canu Torrice Law to defend you in this case.

    In order to evaluate your claims fully, we need to sit down with you for a free consultation. I will say that this law firm is extremely successful in getting these charges dismissed completely or reduced, and we have NEVER had any of our clients go to jail for this type of case in Detroit.

    Thank you for visiting the blog and do not delay in contacting us immediately.

    Canu Torrice Law
    (586) 285-1700

  2. omg i just read about the jail time and what the cops in detroit do posing as prostitutes to catch people and take their car. scary

  3. Chit Hole City on July 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

    Like Detroit has nothing better to worry about, corrupt ass mayor going to prison and stealing money like the thief and liar he is, now because they can’t get the money back from him I guess they trying to make the people from the suburbs pay for the corrupt debt because of the people who run the government there. Million bucks says most the people the cops bust for this prostitution sting have nice cars and live outside Detroit. I hate that garbage city, if it wasn’t for the Red Wings I’d never go to that hole. Thank God these attorneys stick it back to the City by getting garbage cases like this dismissed. Good for you guys!

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