Prostitution Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA
California Penal Code Section 647(b)
Under California law, it is a punishable offense to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money or other valuable goods or services. It is also a crime to solicit, or request sex with the intent to pay or receive money in return for sexual arousal or gratification. Essentially, it is illegal in California to engage in prostitution in any capacity, whether you are the prostitute or the customer (a.k.a “John”).
Conviction of Prostitution Charges
A person may be convicted under California Penal Code Section 647(b) if the prosecution can prove that the accused willfully engaged in sexual intercourse or lewd acts with another person for money or other forms of compensation. A conviction under this statute may also result if the prosecution can show that the accused requested that another person engage in the act of prostitution or that they agreed to a request and committed some act toward committing the offense.
How Prostitution Lawyers from Law Advocate Group, LLP can make all the difference for your future.
Prostitution charges can be overcome by effectively arguing certain defenses. Depending on the facts of the accused case, a criminal defense attorney can argue that they lacked the necessary intent to engage in a sexual act for money or that they were unfairly induced into committing the act by police. A successfully argued defense by a skillful criminal defense attorney can result in a reduced charges or an acquittal.
Prostitution, often referred to as the oldest profession, is punishable in California as a misdemeanor offense. If convicted, a person may face up to six months in county jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000. A conviction under Penal Code Section 647(b) may also result in a suspension of an individual’s California driver’s license if they committed the crime within 1,000 feet of a residence and with the use of an automobile. See California Vehicle Code Section 13201.5.
Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles about Prostitution legal proceedings.
If you are charged with any alleged involvement in unlawful prostitution, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A prostitution conviction has lasting effects that can damage your reputation, career, or family life. At Law Advocate Group, LLP , our attorneys understand what you have at stake and will draw from over 30 years of experience in defending clients against prostitution accusations, to help you defend your rights and maintain your innocence. Call us today at 310-651-3065. We will be there for you when you call.
Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Lawyers in Beverly Hills, California
Prostitution occurs when sexual activity is brought into the picture. Even if it is a first time offense, the defendant may only end up with a misdemeanor conviction and penalties, including probation, fines or community service. After reviewing your particular case, our defense attorneys at Law Advocate Group can help determine the best approach to defending and advocating your legal rights.
Our Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Attorneys are Experienced & Thorough
Our Los Angeles Prostitution Defense Attorneys are based in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles where our lawyers have acquired over 80 years of combined experience in legal representation. Our skills and knowledge are a top resource for our clients that has been recognized by industry peers and judges. If you have a criminal matter specifically dealing with prostitution, please take a moment to fill out the form below so that we may get in contact with you.