What's next for Robert Kraft after officially being charged with first degree solicitation

Ryan Hannable
February 25, 2019 - 3:03 pm

Robert Kraft officially has been charged with first degree solicitation of a prostitute in Florida, the Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Monday.

“His attorney has been provided the summons,” Palm Beach County State’s Attorney David Aronberg said at a press conference.

Kraft is alleged to have visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida on Jan. 19 and 20 where he paid cash and received a sex act. Jan. 20 was the day the Patriots played the Chiefs in the AFC championship in Kansas City.

Since Kraft was charged in the first-degree he faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count. A second-degree charge would have been up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

The Patriots owner is scheduled to appear in court on April 24, although his lawyer can appear for him. There will also likely be no mug shot, and he's being treated as if he is a Florida resident, which is why he already has been issued a summons.

Aronberg noted it is “very unlikely” for first-time offenders to receive jail time and noted there are diversion programs available.

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