Loitering to Engage in Solicitation ORC § 2907.2907

Definition of loitering to engage in solicitation:
  • With purpose to ask another to engage in sexual activity for hire while in or near a public place,
  • Stopping another person or engaging them in conversation.
Potential Penalties:

Loitering to engage in solicitation is a misdemeanor of the third degree and can be penalized by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. If person who is loitering has tested positive for HIV, loitering becomes a felony of the fourth degree and is penalizable by 6-18 months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

At Funkhouser Law, from the moment a client walks through the door, we presume that they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of Loitering to engage in solicitation, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.