Another crime in the realm of criminal defense under the inchoate umbrella of crimes is criminal solicitation. Criminal solicitation is defined under section 902 of the Pa criminal code. rape The statute essentially defines criminal solicitation as one individual requesting or commanding another to act in a way that would constitute a crime. For instance, the most readily available example and the one that most people think of when they think of criminal solicitation is, solicitation of a prostitute. In this example, an individual solicits another to engage in criminal behavior in exchange for money. It is important to note that money does not need to exchange hands to be considered solicitation. The statute does not mention anything about a monetary value necessary to prove the crime took place. The Commonwealth only needs to prove that the circumstances surrounding the solicitation were done with the intention of promoting or facilitating the commission of the crime solicited.
In Pennsylvania Criminal Defense, it is not only illegal to physically commit a crime, but also to solicit another person to commit a crime. A person is guilty of solicitation to commit a crime, regardless of a Criminal Defense, if with the intent of promoting or facilitating its commission he encourages or requests or tries to convince another person to engage in specific conduct which would in fact be the commission of a crime. Murder charges To put it simply, a solicitation occurs if you try and convince a friend or another person to commit a crime on your behalf or with you. One of the main elements that the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt is that you not only solicited someone to commit a crime, but you also did so with the intent to have the other person either commit the crime with you or on your behalf. There is a defense to criminal solicitation that your Chester County defense attorney can argue on your behalf.