Solicitation of prostitution in Illinois
Solicitation is the criminal charge where a person arranges, offers, solicits, or directs another for an act of prostitution. Prostitution is the criminal charge where a person agrees, offers, or performs a sexual act for something of value. Law enforcement agencies vigorously enforce solicitation and prostitution laws. These charges are generally misdemeanors, but they may qualify as felonies under certain circumstances. Illinois law and local ordinances generally allow law enforcement agencies to impound vehicles allegedly used in the commission of these types of crimes. A person is usually required to pay a substantial fee in order to recover the impounded vehicle.