Criminal Solicitation Lawyer in Virginia
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Criminal solicitation is generally defined as commanding, persuading, requesting
or encouraging someone to commit a criminal act. In the Commonwealth of
Virginia, criminal solicitation must
involve a felony. This crime carries stiff penalties. Working on your defense with a
criminal defense attorney in Richmond is important.
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Penalties for Criminal Solicitation in Richmond
If any person commands or attempts to persuade another person to commit
a felony, other than murder, they are guilty of a Class 6 felony. This
is punishable by 1 to 5 years' imprisonment and a fine to not exceed
$2500, either or both. If the person is over 18 and they are trying to
get someone under 18 to commit a felony, other than murder, if convicted
this is a Class 5 felony which is punishable by 1 to 10 years' imprisonment
and a fine up to $2500, either or both.
Crimes that could be involved in a solicitation charge include:
If the criminal solicitation is to commit murder this is also a felony.
This crime is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years
confinement in a state correctional facility. You can learn more about
criminal solicitation charges in Virginia under the Code of Virginia § 18.2-29.
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It is important to know that the crime solicited need not be carried out
for the offender to be found guilty; nor does the offer of the solicitation
need to be accepted for criminal solicitation to be committed. As always,
any prior criminal record could also lead to a longer prison sentence.
As you can see, this is a serious
violent crime. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better for your case. At Carlson
& Collier, we represent individuals facing all types of criminal accusations.
Over the course of our practice, we have handled
thousands of cases. Contact Carlson & Collier now for a
free case evaluation with one of our
Richmond criminal defense lawyers.