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.

Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Glen Allen, VA 23060
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