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Prostitution is considered a victimless crime, however is still charged in California as Disorderly Conduct. Crimes related to prostitution include Solicitation and Pandering. While soliciting sex for money is a misdemeanor, pandering, or acting as a pimp for prostitutes, is charged as a felony. There are many undercover stings in the Los Angeles area conducted by law enforcement to catch people in acts considered prostitution. Whether the act is in person or online as a front for prostitution, law enforcement seeks to catch people in these manners.
Both the prostitute and the customer are aggressively prosecuted for prostitution and solicitation in the San Fernando Valley areas. You may find yourself in a compromising position simply because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or due to a misunderstanding. In order to protect your freedom and your reputation, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight any charges you may be facing for prostitution or pandering.
Although you may be frightened and in despair about your charges, the prosecutor must still prove his case in order to convict you. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens can provide you with a strong defense based on over 20 years of experience helping our clients fight their criminal charges. Our firm is very familiar with the complexities of this type of charge and we know exactly how to proceed in your defense. Contact us right away in San Fernando Valley or Van Nuys for a free initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your prostitution charges.
Remember that prostitution is a priorable offense. This means the punishment gets worse each time someone is convicted for it. Also, many people do not know that prostitution is a “moral turpitude” crime. This means it could have severe consequences if you hold a state license or are not a United States Citizen. A conviction for pimping could cause one to have to register as a sex offender for life.
Often times, charges for prostitution can be reduced to lesser offenses or convictions can be avoided entirely by a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Call me before you plead guilty to prostitution or any other criminal charge.
Do you have a massage license or want to get one? Do you have an escort license and want to keep it? Don’t plead guilty to prostitution and think that all you face is a fine, a test, a class and probation. You will likely lose your license and then your ability to make a living. Call me before you plead guilty.
How about avoiding a prostitution conviction all together? That’s right. Please ask me about a prostitution or “john” diversion program. This is a reality in Los Angeles County for both offering and soliciting sex acts for money. The right lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed.
Have you been accused of prostitution? Contact a San Fernando criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens who knows your best legal options.