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Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Soliciting and loitering offences

Lord Advocate’s guidelines to chief constables on the available enforcement options for soliciting and loitering offences by purchasers and prescribed minimum enforcement criteria.

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The Prostitution (Public Places) Scotland Act 2007 criminalises the act of a purchaser who attempts to engage in prostitution. The Prostitution (Public Places) Scotland Act 2007 (Disqualification from Driving) Order 2011 makes provision for the person to be disqualified from driving where they were driving/in charge of a motor vehicle at the time of committing an offence. These guidelines outline the available enforcement options for the police and COPFS.