Sandy Springs Solicitation of Sexual Acts
Sandy Springs Ordinance 38-118 outlaws either selling or paying or sexual, or related acts within Sandy Springs. Under the ordinance, it is illegal to offer or pay for prostitution, sodomy, or masturbation for hire. Additionally, the law forbids running or having control over any place where these acts occur.
Under Georgia law, local ordinance violations like the Sandy Springs Solicitation ordinance are not misdemeanor or felony crimes. However, the crimes are punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Sandy Springs Judges also commonly order community service, evaluations, std testing and probation for those convicted of a sex crime in the city.
Solicitation Trials & Hearings
If you have been arrested for prostitution, or paying for sex in Sandy Springs, you do not have the right to a jury trial. The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over the offenses and will keep your case within the city. While a lawyer may argue to have your case sent to Fulton County, most cases will fail to get transferred according to the law.
If you have been arrested and charged with a solicitation act in Sandy Springs, call our office today to discuss your best defense. The city takes these charges seriously and will frequently ask for 30-90 days in jail. However, there are steps that can be taken to lessen your sentence and defend your case. Call or email our office 24/7 to discuss your defense.