Prostitution Defense Lawyer
Sollicitation or prostitution, what we can do for you!
Whether you were arrested for prostitution of for buying the services of a prostitute, your need an experienced and dedicated prostitution defense lawyer. Your lawyer will review the details of your case to decide what is the best defense strategy to help you to get your charges reduced or dismissed. There are several defense strategies. Don’t wait! Your personal and professional life are in the balance and prostitution charges may result in lasting damage to your reputation.
Prostitution and solicitation are both misdemeanors in California. For a first prostitution or solicitation offense, potential penalties will include a minimum mandatory fine of $1000 and up to 6 months in county jail. Oftentimes, a judge will impose a 12-month underlying sentence and suspend that sentence in lieu of a probation contract. As long as that person satisfies all the terms of the probation contract, they will not need to serve the time in custody.
Having your charges reduced to a crime that is listed under a different penal code (a non prostitution-related offense) may allow you to avoid the damage to your personal and professional life and reputation that a prostitution conviction could create.
Penalties for a second or subsequent violation of California’s prostitution/solicitation law include: a mandatory minimum of forty-five days in a county jail. Third or subsequent : a mandatory minimum of ninety (90) days in a county jail.
An experienced Prostitution Defense Lawyer can successfully defend a client accused of soliciting a prostitute if they were convinced to commit the crime by an undercover officer or if there is no evidence that they committed the crime. often, individuals are arrested that did not intend to commit a crime.
In July 2019, California passed a landmark law protecting Sex Workers’ rights. Under Senate Bill SB233 contains a provision providing immunity for sex workers who report being the victims of abuse or domestic violence to the police, and it also renders condoms inadmissible as evidence of the intent to do sex work.
Justice Law Partners Inc and Justin Rodriguez specialize in a wide range of legal matters and are particularly active in the cities listed below.